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BTEC Extended Certificate or Extended Diploma

IT Software Development BTEC

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What is BTEC IT Software Development?

The IT Software Development BTEC course will give you a strong understanding and knowledge of the principles which underpin modern technology. Along with developing your analytical and problem-solving skills as well as your technical ability.

What Will You Study?

  • Communication & Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • e-Commerce
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Software Design and Development
  • 3D Modelling
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Digital Graphics
  • Web Animation for Interactive Multimedia
  • Computer animation
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Client-Side Scripting
  • Database Development
  • Project Management
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Logical Data Modelling
  • Information Systems

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 onto to do your Teacher Training here at Cardinal Newman, following in the footsteps of former BTEC IT students.

Exam Board


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 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.

Have you considered studying a T-Level? Find out more about the T-Level courses starting September 2020 at Newman by clicking here>

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