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Digital Information Technology BTEC

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. 

What will I learn on this course? 

You will explore user interface design and development principles, investigate how to use project planning techniques to manage a digital project, discover how to develop and review a digital user interface, explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations, draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence, develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools, explore how modern information technology is evolving, consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing and understand what cyber security is and how to safeguard against it.

 

How will i be assessed? 

component 1 - user interface design

Aim: How to project plan the design and development of a user interface

Assessment: Internally assessed assignments worth 30% of qualification

You will explore user interfaces, discover how to develop and review them, and investigate to how to use project planning techniques

component 2 - Presenting and Interpreting Data

Aim: Process and interpret data and draw conclusions (Spreadsheets/Databases)

Assessment: Internally assessed assignments worth 30% of qualification

You will explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations. Develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools. Draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence.

component 3 -  Digital Working Practices

Aim: Explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.

Assessment: Scenario based external assessment where students demonstrate their knowledge to propose digital solutions to realistic situations worth 40% of qualification.

You will explore how modern IT is evolving. Understand what cyber security is and how to safeguard against it. Consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing. 

BTEC Technical Award

Level 1 Pass –grade 1

             Merit –grade 2

             Distinction (56 points) –grade 3

What can the qualification lead to?

  • Study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, progression to employment, apprenticeships or to further study at Level 3.
  • Study of a Technical Certificate in IT Support or Digital Technology post-16.