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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

University College Birmingham
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Program description

Information and Creative Technology Level 2

Do you love technology? Intrigued by all the latest digital trends? The world of tech is full of possibilities offering a vast range of career opportunities, and our Information and Creative Technology college course will help you take the first step towards a future in the dynamic digital industry.

Designed primarily for learners aged 14 to 19, this Level 2 BTEC ICT course will introduce you to core concepts within the sector. You will gain key skills and broad knowledge in producing IT systems, software, websites, mobile apps and digital graphics, giving you valuable insight and inspiration to pursue further study and work in this field. Throughout the course, you will have access to excellent training facilities at University College Birmingham, as well as being able to put your training into action on placement.

Not available for international student visa applicants

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

  • Normally, you will require 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) and above, including maths and English, or equivalent including English and maths
  • Alternatively you will need a BTEC Level 1 Diploma plus English and maths
  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report and references
  • You should be committed, enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed in the IT industry
  • If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and/or maths and you are under 19, you will be required to complete an assessment so we can ensure you receive appropriate support

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Program content

Topics you will study

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Database Development
  • Website Development
  • Software Development
  • Building a Personal Computer

Teaching and assessment

You will be assessed through coursework assignments and projects, some of which will involve industry-related visits and external assessment.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Course Duration : 1 year full-time
  • Course Start : September (2021)


By completing this course, you will obtain a widely-recognised BTEC qualification and have the opportunity to progress onto a BTEC National Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-levels) or an apprenticeship. You will also be able to move towards a variety of industry roles, from IT helpdesks or software engineering to web content or even graphic design and animation.

Career opportunities

Our BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology provides a comprehensive and challenging programme of study that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant interest and aptitude to progress in the Information and Creative Technology sector.

Career opportunities

On completion of the Level 2, you could progress onto our Computing and ICT Level 3 course, or you could pursue a range of employment opportunities within the industry.

Note: Some roles below may require further study/training. The roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.

  • Software engineer - Average salary: £25,000 – £50,000
  • Website content manager - Average salary: £25,000 – £40,000
  • Computer animator- Average Salary: £18,000 – £36,000
  • Helpdesk support - Average salary: £20,000 – £22,000
  • Graphic designer - Average Salary: £20,000 – £30,000
  • IT consultant - Average Salary: £28,000 – £60,000

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University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...

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Why study at University College Birmingham

Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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