Information and Creative Technology Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September and runs for one year

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including English and maths OR BTEC Introductory Diploma in Information Technology


  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths.
  • In addition we require a good school/college report, with regards to attendance, punctuality and standard of behaviour.


You will achieve

Information and Creative Technology BTEC First Extended Certificate Level 2

Last updated: 11th December 2018

Course overview

This course is suitable if you are seeking a career within the IT industry or progress onto further study. This course allows you to learn about  different technologies and the types of IT. It will give you an overview of how IT and Computing Systems can be merged and work together to  produce benefits for companies and individuals.

Course content

Course themes:

•The Online World
•Database Development
•Installing and Maintaining Hardware
•Technology Systems
•Computer Networks
•Installing and maintaining Software
•A Digital Portfolio
•Developing Spreadsheets

Level 2 course specifications



How will I be assessed?

Two of the units are externally assessed and the rest are assessed using various assignments and continually assessed.

What equipment will I need?

You will require a 8gb USB Flash Drive along with a folder and paper, pens and pencil.

Where will I study?

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

What can I do next?

Upon completion, you could progress onto a level 3 full time programme or apprenticeship

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information and Creative Technology Level 2 Full-time