BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Information Technology


What will I learn?

This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.


During the completion of the course students will complete 4 units of work spanning a wide breadth of technology topics. Students will begin by looking at Information Technology Systems, where they will study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations. Creating Systems to Manage Information will see learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information. This is accompanied by Using Social Media in Business where students explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Students also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements. The fourth unit of work will see students complete an internally assessed piece of work on Website Development.


How will I be assessed?


Unit Title

Method of Assessment


Information Technology Systems

External assessed 2 hour written paper


Creating Systems to Manage Information

External assessed 2 hour written paper


Using Social Media in Business

Internally Moderated NEA


Website Design

Internally Moderated NEA



Where might this course take me?

The BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Information Technology is an excellent qualification. The course will provide you with both; a clear path for progression into higher education and, applicable and relevant skills that could be taken into the workplace post A Level study. The course was developed in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies, ensuring that it includes the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in the sector.


IT is an ever-present mainstay in all but a few niche industries. Societal and business reliance on technology is only going to increase moving forward, and a qualification in this course will plant the seed for an individual to succeed in whichever path they choose, be it higher education or a skilled workplace.


Given the nature of IT within both social and business aspects of modern life, this qualification will complement the study of any other subject within a portfolio. It is suitable for both those who want to work within the IT sector and, those who seek a career path in a different field.