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KS4 - BTEC Digital Information Technology (ICT)

The BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment, students will:

  • Develop of skills such as: project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, creating dashboards to present and interpret data
  • Research  effective ways of working in digital information technology, such as project planning, the design process, cyber security, virtual teams, legal and ethical codes of conduct
  • Develop skills on personal management and communication
  • Research how user interfaces meet user needs, how organisations collect and use data to make decisions, virtual workplaces, cyber security and legal and ethical issues

The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:

Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Aim: Develop their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They will use this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.

  • Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations
  • Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface
  • Develop and review a user interface.

Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Aim: Understand the characteristics of data and information and how they help organisations in decision making. They will use data manipulation methods to create a dashboard to present and draw conclusions from information.

  • Investigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations
  • Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools
  • Draw conclusions and review data presentation methods.

Effective Digital Working Practices (External Assessment)

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of facts, terms, processes and issues in relation to digital information technology
  • Apply an understanding of facts, terms, processes and issues in relation to digital information technology
  • Analyse, evaluate and make reasoned judgements about the use, factors and implications influencing digital information technology
  • Make connections with the concepts, issues, terms and processes in digital information technology