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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Grade 4 in English (language or literature)
Grade 4 in maths
Grade 4 in IT / computer science if studied
Merit in BTEC Level 2 in any subject if studied

Home » Welcome to our Sixth Form » Curriculum Subjects » Vocational (L3) Information Technology

Why study Level 3 Information Technology?

What will I study during the course duration?

To provide a framework for students to develop wider skills that will further assist them in their chosen careers.

Information Technology (IT) involves the use of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. Increasingly businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities.

How will I be assessed?


  • Unit 1: Information Technology Systems (external exam)
  • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (external assessment)
  • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (internally assessed)

Optional (one unit)

  • Unit 5: Data Modelling (internally assessed)
  • Unit 6: Website Development (internally assessed)

Career opportunities and Future study

After completing IT Vocational Level 3, the paths that could be taken as follows:

  • Progression to higher education
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst.
  • Business analyst
  • IT support analyst
  • Network engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Technical sales representative
  • Project manager