Why study digital information technology?

This course is ideal for learners who want a career in information technology and want to get a broad taste of digital skills. The BTEC tech award in digital information technology is a stepping stone to careers like IT project management, technical support and cyber security. This qualification will provide you with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to everyday, and work, contexts and gain a qualification equivalent to one GCSE.

What will I learn?

The course is made up of three components:

During Component 1, students will explore user interface design and development principles. Investigate how to use project planning techniques to manage a digital project, and discover how to develop and review a digital user interface.

During Component 2, students will explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations, draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence. And use these skills to develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools.

During Component 3, students will explore how modern information technology is evolving, consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing. Understand what cyber security is, and how to safeguard against it.

How will I be assessed?

The course is made up of the three components: two that are internally assessed, worth 60% of the course. The third component is externally assessed; worth 40% of the total course

Future pathways and careers

  • A levels and BTEC level 3 ICT related courses
  • Data analyst
  • Database manager
  • Network manager
  • Software developer

Course contact

Mr M Watson