Information Technology

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate

Examination Board: Pearson

Course Leader: Mr J Partrick

Contact Email:

What Will I Study?

Unit 1: Information Systems (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (Internally Assessed)

Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.

Unit 6: Website Development (Internally Assessed)

Learners investigate website development principles and they design and develop a website.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology, equivalent to one A level.

Entry Requirements

Students require five GCSEs at 9-5 including English, Maths and Science. GCSE Computer Science Grade 4 and above for Computing and GCSE ICT Grade 4 and above for Information Technology.


Written exam – Externally assessed

Controlled Assessment – Externally assessed

Coursework Assignments – Set and marked by Thomas Gainsborough School.

Where Next?

University to study courses such as:

•  Business Information Technology

•  Business Computing and IT

•  Computing Forensics

•  Digital Technology Solutions

•  Computer Hardware and Software Engineering

•  Digital Technology Innovation

•  Computer and Cyber Forensics

Alternatively, you have acquired skills to support you in many future careers, such as:

•  IT consultant

•  Cloud Architect

•  Computer Forensic Investigator

•  Health IT Specialist

•  Mobile Application Developer

•  Web Developer

•  Software Engineer

•  Information Technology Vendor Manager

•  Data Modeller

•  Geospatial Professional

•  Cyber Security Analyst

•  Game Developer

•  IT Trainer

•  Information Systems Manager

Department Staff

Mr J Partrick (JPA) Head of IT & Computer Science Contact