YEAR 13 BTEC ICT

This specification provides content and structures that help learners to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as professionals in the IT sector.

Unit 1 - Communication and Employability Skills for IT

The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners understand both the personal attributes valued by employers and the principles of communicating effectively whist developing effective communication skills and addressing their own personal development needs. 

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand the personal attributes valued by employers

  • Understand the principles of effective communication

  • Be able to use IT to communicate effectively

  • Be able to address personal development needs.

 

Unit 2 - Computer Systems

 

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business purposes and set up and maintain computer systems. 

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand the components of computer systems

  • Be able to recommend computer systems for a business purpose

  • Be able to set up and maintain computer systems.

Unit 8 - eCommerce

The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners know the technologies involved in e-commerce, understand the impact of e-commerce on organisations and on society, and that they are able to plan e-commerce strategies.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Know the technologies required for an e-commerce system

  • Understand the impact of e-commerce on organisations

  • Understand the effects of e-commerce on society

  • Be able to plan e-commerce strategies.

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