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Qualification Name

BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

Exam Board


Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate)

BTEC Tech Award

Level (1,2 or both)


GLH (Guided Learning Hours)


Course Content Outline

(What Will I study?)

There are three components that focus on the assessment of knowledge, skills and practices. The components are interrelated.

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques:

A Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations

B Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

C Develop and review a user interface.

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data:

A Investigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations

B Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools

C Draw conclusions and review data presentation methods.

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices:

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge of facts, terms, processes and issues in relation to digital information technology.

AO2 Apply an understanding of facts, terms, processes and issues in relation to digital information technology.

AO3 Analyse, evaluate and make reasoned judgements about the use, factors and implications influencing digital information technology.

AO4 Make connections with the concepts, issues, terms and processes in digital information technology.

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities.

(How will I study?)

Mostly practical use of computers to complete coursework projects with some classroom activities for exam preparation.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

Component 1: Coursework – 30% of qualification

Component 2: Coursework – 30% of qualification

Component 3: Exam – 40% of qualification – 1 hour 30

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

This qualification will go well with any other choice combination and supports any career path. This qualification will open doors for both A-Level qualifications and also apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • IT/IT Support
  • computer gaming technology
  • creative computing (animation)
  • computer science
  • creative media
  • business information technology
  • architectural technology
  • computer science with business management
  • software engineering

Exam Specification