Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing
360 GLH Equivalent in size to one A Level.
4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
Mandatory content (83%).
External assessment (58%).
This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the computing sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in the computing sector. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.
Unit 1 - Principles of Computer Science (external)
Unit 2 - Fundamentals of Computer Systems (external)
Unit 7 - IT Systems Security and Encryption (internal)
Unit 15 - Website Development (internal)
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in IT
Equivalent to (1.5 A levels)
Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 2: Computer Systems
Unit 6: Software Design and Development
Unit 28: Website Production
Unit 30: Digital Graphics
Unit 31: Computer Animation
Unit 3: Information Systems
Unit 8: e-Commerce
Unit 10: Communication Technologies
Unit 18: Database Design
Unit 29: Installing and Upgrading Software
Unit 43: Multimedia Design