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BTEC Level 2 Diploma for Information & Creative Technology

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This is a practical course covering the use of application software and practical skills in the development of ICT. Units covered will be taken from the following list:

Outline of skills and knowledge

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Specialist software
  • IT user fundamentals
  • Computer accounting software
  • Setting up an IT system
  • Data management software
  • Optimise IT system performance
  • Database software
  • Security for IT users
  • Design software
  • IT communication fundamentals
  • Imaging software
  • Using the Internet
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Using email
  • Drawing and planning software
  • Using collaborative technologies
  • Multimedia software
  • Using mobile IT devices
  • Presentation software
  • Personal information management software
  • Project management software
  • IT software fundamentals
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Audio software
  • Website software
  • Video software
  • Word processing software
  • Bespoke software

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

This is a Level 2 vocational qualification. It is suitable for those hoping to start a career that uses IT applications. You could also progress on to a Level 3 course such as the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in ICT. From there you can progress into Employment or continue onto the Extended National Diploma and from there to an HNC or degree programme.

How will I learn?

Through assignments, own study, videos, guest speakers, practical work, theory work carried out over the period of the course. Specific units are deisgned to meet the needs of students at the appropriate level.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by practical assignments and includes building a portfolio of work. You will also be able to take additional classes in Mathematics and in English and gain separate qualifications in these subjects.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

Students are expected to study for 16 hours per week, normally across 3 days - there is an expectation that students will do an additional number of self study hours.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Every student will be initially assessed for Maths & English Level.

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D).

Mathematics level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D).

Equipment and other costs

No costs for equipment although students will be expected to provide their own folders and pens etc.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.