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Information and Creative Technology BTEC First Diploma Level 2

Course Overview

The Level 2 course is suitable for anyone with an interest in working in the IT sector. The new suite BTEC Firsts offer an exciting and challenging opportunities for learners keen to develop their IT skills, to study a range of IT and computing related modules.

What topics are covered?

The course is made up of core and specialist units with covers many aspect of the IT Sector
The ranges of topics are IT and computing related units, including: Computer Hardware, Mobile Apps Development, Website Development, Computer Animation, Computer Technology, Database Development, The Online World and more.


The BTEC First Level 2 in Information and Creative is a suite of courses which offer learners a wide range of opportunities to learn and experience different aspects of the IT industry.


The suite is made up of BTEC First Award, certificate, Extended Certificate and/or Diploma.
The BTEC National in IT aims to equip you with the:


  • Education and hands-on practical skills to become an IT employee
  • Opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific IT qualification
  • Opportunity to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to Level 3 IT
  • Opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in working in the IT sector. The new suite BTEC Firsts offer an exciting and challenging opportunities for learners keen to develop their IT skills, to study a range of IT and computing related modules.


You will build a web-based portfolio demonstrating your skills as part of the end of course digital portfolio. This could then be used in the future for preparation for interview or progression in your education or career.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need four full GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language and Maths; or a full Level 1 qualification at merit grade with English Language and Maths equivalent to grade D or above and a recommendation.

How will I learn?

This course combines classroom education and practical work-based experience, including providing IT solutions and support to local customers and working on real-life projects.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by online exams for the core units and by assignments using a set of work-related real-life case studies and practical issues throughout the course.


It is important that but you meet deadlines set for each assignment.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course with the correct grade, you can progress on to BTEC Level 3 IT Extended Diploma or another Level 3 course in another subject. You can also progress to an Apprenticeship in a junior position in industry.

Are there any additional costs?

IT equipment required for the course is provided by the College. However, it would be an advantage if you have a PC at home for independent study so you can meet the deadlines. You will be required to purchase the relevant revision workbook and text books for the course.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

The College has excellent IT facilities, including modern IT suites and free wireless internet access around the campus.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

We continue to establish links with local employers in the IT sector and our students have a strong record of success.

Which department is this course in?


Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting their vocational learning.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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