Digital Information Technology
This course aims to develop students’ 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 in a practical environment.
BTEC Digital Information Technology
This course enables students to develop key IT skills in a practical environment, including:
- Project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, creating dashboards to present and interpret data
- Processes that underpin effective ways of working, such as project planning, the iterative design process, cyber security, virtual teams, legal and ethical codes of conduct
- Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector, such as how different user interfaces meet user needs, how organisations collect and use data to make decisions, virtual workplaces, cyber security and legal and ethical issues.
The qualification complements learning, by broadening experience and skills participation in different type of activities. It gives learners the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills practically through project work.
The course is split into three parts:
Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques, coursework
Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data, coursework
Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices, examination
In Year 10 students focus work on Component 1 & 2, completing these portfolio based components by the end of Year 10.
In Year 11 the focus switches to Component 3 and we prepare students for examinations for this component