BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology: (16-18) Level 2


  • 16-18 (Full-time)
  • A1320-24
  • 2 September 2024 - 36 weeks
  • Willesden Campus
  • 16-18: no charge, Standard: £1,080


This course will help you to develop your practical and theory skills in our specially designed workshop equipped with all the latest networking infrastructure. Our industry qualified tutors will guide and support you throughout.

These qualifications include three mandatory units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of information and creative technology principles and three optional Units. This provides an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the Information and Creative Technology sector.

In addition, it introduces number of specialist areas and the opportunity to acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the workplace.

Subjects include:

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  •  Digital Portfolio
  •  Creating Digital Video
  •  Database
  •  Website Design

Additional Modules for Extended Certificate include:

  • Installing and Maintaining Computer Software
  • Mobile App Development

What will I study?

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding through the provision of a broad range of optional specialist units.

  • provides a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to Information and Creative Technology that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant interest and aptitude to progress in the sector.
  • gives you the potential opportunity to progress to employment or to employment in a wide range of job roles across the Information and Creative Technology sector, for example in roles such as software engineer, website content manager, computer animator, helpdesk support, and graphic designer.
  • allows you to further specialise by including units that require 60 guided learning hours of study.
  • gives you opportunities to develop transferable skills related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both within Information and Creative Technology and elsewhere.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught practical work on computers and theoretical work in the classroom. In addition, you will be required to spend an extra 20 hours at least on private study.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What will I do next?

After you have successfully passed this course you can progress onto our Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT. This is equivalent to 3 A levels.