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IT (Software Development) Level 2

Course title: IT (Software Development) Level 2 Course level: Level 2
Qualification: BTEC Diploma Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd.
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: One year
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


If you’re interested in a career in the IT industry, this course is a good start for you. You will study a variety of units and carry out lots of practical activities.

Modules and units

Units include:

  • Computer networking
  • Installing and upgrading hardware
  • Installing and upgrading software
  • Technology systems
  • Website development.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at a grade 4 or equivalent in relevant subjects and English and maths at grade 3 (D equivalent) or above.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by two, one hour exams. The rest of the units are 100% coursework.

Progression and employment

Successful students will achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. To progress to our Level 3 Information Technology – Software Development course you will need to achieve a Merit or better.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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