Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate ICT


This course concentrates on developing the individual to use IT applications that have become part of everyday life in the commercial world. You will develop your knowledge of IT, and enhance your skills ready for further study or employment.

Course type

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in English Language or Mathematics and another relevant subject, plus a good school reference.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • multimedia technology as a tool for success
  • application development
  • e-commerce
  • video-editing

On the course you will:

  • learn how different businesses use technology
  • develop concepts into real software
  • create multimedia apps
  • take part in a work experience placement

Method of assessment

You will be assessed internally by coursework and two externally-assessed online exams.

What will I be able to progress to?

Successful students can move on to an advanced IT programme, for example the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT. This can lead to university or technology-related employment such as IT Networking, Management Information Systems or as a Desktop Technician.

Other information

Students on a Level 2 Extended Certificate will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.