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BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma

IT Software Development BTEC

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What is BTEC IT Software Development?

The BTEC ICT course will give you a strong understanding and knowledge of the principles which underpin modern technology and will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills as well as your technical abilities.

What Will You Study?

  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Information Systems
  • Data Modelling
  • Computer Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security & Incident Management
  • Software Testing
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Digital Animation and Effects
  • Website Development
  • Business Process Modelling Tools

What Next?

Many of our students go onto study at University and others go directly into employment. Several of our students have found employment as a direct result of the work experience they have completed. After studying for a degree, you could also go on to do Teacher Training, following in the footsteps of former BTEC IT students.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A-Level.
BTEC Diploma, equivalent to 2 A-Levels.
BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Applied Science, Core Maths, Music, English Language.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.

Is a BTEC course not for you?

Have a look at our T-Level Digital course, click the button below:

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