Digital Information Technology

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award

Why choose the BTEC IT?


If you like the idea of creative iMedia qualification, but want more from your qualification in terms of information technology, then this course is for you! You will have an opportunity to study some aspects of media design (user interface design). Although, you will also be able to take advantage of learning skills in project planning techniques, studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management and digital working practices.


This subject will suit you if:


  • You want to gain further experience with Information Technology
  • You want to learn more about the concepts of user interface design principles
  • You are interested in how computers work when creating user interface designs and database dashboards
  • You have or are willing to learn skills using Microsoft Excel and App design software
  • You enjoy writing about what you have learned and review your practices
  • You enjoy learning about how technology is used in different organisations
  • You enjoy learning about digital systems and the wider implications associated

What will the course involve?


This qualification has three components of study outlined below. The first two components are internally assessed assignments that are subject to external standards verification and the third component is externally assessed and builds directly on Components 1 and 2, which will enable your learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation. You can expect to take the examination for this component as early as February, with resits in May.


How will I be assessed?



Unit Title






Com 1

Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques (30%)



Com 2

Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data (30%)



Com 3

Effective Digital Working Practices (Written Exam 40%)





Where does the course lead?


This qualification is for you if you want to start a career in IT, application design or be able to use IT to manage a business.

This qualification gives you a sound basis to progress further to:

A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects.


Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in IT, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the digital sector.