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Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSEs at Grade D/Grade 3 including Maths and English

Course Info

Course Information

This course includes theory and practical computer work – to produce a range of digital products. You will study the Online World and Technology Systems and sit an exam in these two subjects. You will use a computer to create graphics, websites, spreadsheets, databases and animation.

Subject areas studied include:

Online World – investigating online services and online communication, investigating components of the internet and how digital devices exchange and store information, investigating issues that may arise when operating online.

Technology Systems – learning how the components of technology systems work together, how data flows between internal components of a computer and how data is processed to provide information, and different types of software.

Digital Portfolio – preparing a digital portfolio to showcase skills learnt on the course to a potential employer – including designing the portfolio, creating and testing the portfolio and reviewing the portfolio.

Website Development – researching tools and techniques used in website design and production and designing, creating using HTML, testing and reviewing an 8 page website.

Database Development – researching the tools and techniques used in relational databases and designing, creating, testing and reviewing a multi-table relational database.

Digital Graphics – identifying different types of digital graphics and comparing graphical image. Using Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and other graphics software to design, create, test and review a range of digital images.

Computer Animation – researching the applications and features of digital animation products, designing, creating testing and reviewing a 2D digital animation.

Students will also have the opportunity to sit GCSE English and/or Maths


The course is taught in a class setting through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, practical exercises, project work and group work. There is also a requirement to arrange work experience.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

This is an intermediate course suitable for those who have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 including Maths and English or a relevant/equivalent Level 1 qualification.