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View Qualification : Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT (QCF)

Qualification
Qualification Number
500/9552/3
Title
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT (QCF)
Awarding Organisation
Fees Price List Url
Qualification Type
QCF
Qualification Sub Type
None
Qualification Level
Level 2
Qualification Sub Level
None
EQF Level
Level 3
Regulation Start Date
01-Sep-2010
Operational Start Date
01-Sep-2010
Operational End Date
31-Aug-2014
Certification End Date
31-Aug-2016
Offered In England
Yes
Offered In Wales
Yes
Offered In Northern Ireland
Yes
Assessment Language In English
Yes
Assessment Language In Welsh
No
Assessment Language In Irish
No
SSA
6.1 ICT Practitioners
Purpose
B. Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Sub Purpose
B1. Prepare for further learning or training
Total Credits
60
Min Credits at/above Level
60
Minimum Guided Learning Hours
360
Maximum Guided Learning Hours
380
Diploma Guided Learning Hours
360
Barring Classification Code
CA1
Overall Grading Type
P/M/D/D*
Assessment Methods
Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment
Exemptions

Achievement of unit:

R/501/3595 CompTIA A+ Essentials

may still count as credit towards qualification.

Structure Requirements
To achieve this qualification learners must achieve all 20 credits from Group A. The remaining 40 credits may come from Groups B, C, D and/or E. A minimum total of 60 credits.
The awarding organisation states that this qualification is appropriate for use in the following age ranges.
Age Ranges
Pre-16 : Yes; 16-18 : Yes; 18+ : No; 19+ : Yes
Further information
This does not imply that eligibility for funding has been agreed for these age ranges.
For further information on the funding of 14-19 qualifications offered in England, please refer to the DFE Section 96 website.
For further information on the funding of 19+ qualifications offered in England, please refer to the SFA website.
For further information on funding in Wales, visit the DAQW website.
For further information on funding in Northern Ireland, visit the DELNI and DENI website.
When undertaking a qualification that does not appear on the governments' lists as eligible for funding for specific age ranges, users must be aware of the legal requirements around activities undertaken by learners of specific ages.
Compound Group
OG
Label
OG
Name
Overarching Group
Group Requirements
Learners must achieve all 20 credits from Group A. The remaining 40 credits may come from Groups B, C, D and/or E.
Minimum Credit Value
60
Maximum Credit Value
Minimum Subcomponents
2
Maximum Subcomponents
Mandatory Within Group
Yes
Pathway Reference
Unit Group
A
Label
A
Name
Mandatory Units
Group Requirements
Learners must achieve all 20 credits from this group.
Minimum Credit Value
20
Maximum Credit Value
20
Minimum Subcomponents
3
Maximum Subcomponents
3
Mandatory Within Group
Yes
Linked Unit
Working in the IT industry
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Working in the IT industry
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
30
Unit Credit Value
5
Linked Unit
Communicating in the IT Industry
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Communicating in the IT Industry
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
30
Unit Credit Value
5
Linked Unit
Computer Systems
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Computer Systems
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Unit Group
B
Label
B
Name
Optional Units
Group Requirements
Learners may achieve credits from this group.
Minimum Credit Value
10
Maximum Credit Value
Minimum Subcomponents
Maximum Subcomponents
Mandatory Within Group
No
Linked Unit
Website Development
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Website Development
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Project Planning using IT
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Project Planning using IT
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Supporting Organisations with IT
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Supporting Organisations with IT
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
IT Support
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
IT Support
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Home Entertainment Systems
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Home Entertainment Systems
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Mobile Communications Technology
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Mobile Communications Technology
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Installing Computer Software
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Installing Computer Software
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
IT Fault Diagnosis and Remedy
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
IT Fault Diagnosis and Remedy
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Telecommunications Technology
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Telecommunications Technology
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Setting up an IT Network
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Setting up an IT Network
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Database Systems
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Database Systems
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Installing Computer Hardware
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Installing Computer Hardware
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Developing Computer Games
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Developing Computer Games
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Customising Software
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Customising Software
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Procedural Programming
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Procedural Programming
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Computer Graphics
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Computer Graphics
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
IT Security
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
IT Security
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Event driven Programming
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Event driven Programming
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Doing Business Online
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Doing Business Online
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Mathematics for IT
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Mathematics for IT
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Business IT Skills
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Business IT Skills
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Object Oriented Programming
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Object Oriented Programming
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Software Design
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Software Design
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Unit Group
C
Label
C
Name
Optional Specialist Units
Group Requirements
Learners may achieve a maximum of 20 credits from this group.
Minimum Credit Value
10
Maximum Credit Value
20
Minimum Subcomponents
Maximum Subcomponents
Mandatory Within Group
No
Linked Unit
Multimedia Design
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Multimedia Design
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Presenting Information Using IT
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Presenting Information Using IT
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Spreadsheet Modelling
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Spreadsheet Modelling
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Software Design and Development
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Software Design and Development
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Database Design
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Database Design
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Website Production
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Website Production
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Digital Graphics
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Digital Graphics
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Spreadsheet Modelling
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Spreadsheet Modelling
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Animation Techniques
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Animation Techniques
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Interactive Media Production
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Interactive Media Production
Organisation Name
Pearson Education Ltd
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Unit Group
D
Label
D
Name
Optional Vendor Units
Group Requirements
Learners may achieve a maximum of 20 credits from this group.
Minimum Credit Value
6
Maximum Credit Value
20
Minimum Subcomponents
Maximum Subcomponents
Mandatory Within Group
No
Linked Unit
Cisco IT Essentials Part 1
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Cisco IT Essentials Part 1
Organisation Name
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
80
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
CompTIA A+ Practical Application
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
CompTIA A+ Practical Application
Organisation Name
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Linked Unit
Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
Organisation Name
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
70
Unit Credit Value
8
Linked Unit
Windows 7, Configuring
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
Windows 7, Configuring
Organisation Name
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
50
Unit Credit Value
6
Linked Unit
CompTIA A+ Essentials
Linked Reference Number
Not Set
Unit
Unit Reference Number
Title
CompTIA A+ Essentials
Organisation Name
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
60
Unit Credit Value
10
Compound Group
E
Label
E
Name
Meeting Local Needs
Group Requirements
A maximum of 10 credits can be imported from other QCF BTEC qualifications to meet local needs.
Minimum Credit Value
Maximum Credit Value
10
Minimum Subcomponents
1
Maximum Subcomponents
Mandatory Within Group
No
Pathway Reference
Other Credit Group
E1
Label
E1
Name
Level 2 Meeting Local Needs
Group Requirements
A maximum of 10 credits can be imported from other QCF BTEC qualifications to meet local needs.
Minimum Credit Value
1
Maximum Credit Value
10
Mandatory Within Group
No
Qualification Level
Level 2
Qualification Sub Level
None
SSAs
All
Achieved Within Months
Barred Units
There are no barred units to display.
Qualification Objectives
ObjectiveResponse
GCSEs prioritised to measure school and/or teacher performanceNo
Other GCSEsNo
Other level 1, 2 and1/2 qualifications used to indicate learners' attainment on completion of compulsory schooling and included in measures of school and/or teacher performanceYes
GCEs and ASNo
Other level 3 qualifications designed to demonstrate eligibility for progression to higher education and/or used to measure school or college performanceNo
ESOL qualifications that are required for citizenshipNo
Qualifications that indicate an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employersNo
Qualifications that an individual is required by law to have gained in order to undertake a specific roleNo
Qualifications taken primarily for growth and enjoymentNo
Qualifications that are designed to meet the needs of a named employer or other organisationNo
Qualifications that are included within apprenticeships frameworks, including functional skillsNo
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