The new BTEC Extended Diploma broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Extended Certificate. This course is the equivalent to three A-levels. There is a great potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter an IT or Computing related field of employment.
Mandatory units covered in the course
Optional units (From which six will be covered)
One unit is examined and marked externally. Three additional units are controlled assessment and externally set and externally marked by an examiner. The remaining nine units are all internally set and also internally assessed, internally assessed units are also subject to examiner moderation.
Vocational IT courses require students to be more responsible for their own learning. For example undertake research using a range of sources, ask questions and develop good time management skills to meet coursework deadlines.
Students will need access to an internet connected desktop computer or laptop
See Ms Sanghani or Mr Bhuwa for more detail.