BTEC TECH Award Digital Information Technology


Lead Internal Verifier – Mr Daley


The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. This builds on the learning that has already taken place at Key Stage 3. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden learners’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.


What does the qualification cover?

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.


  • development of key skills that prove their aptitude in digital information technology, such as project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, creating dashboards to present and interpret data


  • processes that underpin effective ways of working, such as project planning, the iterative design process, cyber security, virtual teams, legal and ethical codes of conduct


  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector, such as how different user interfaces meet user needs, how organisations collect and use data to make decisions, virtual workplaces, cyber security and legal and ethical issues.



The course is divided into 3 Components.

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


Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data– Internally assessed



Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices – Externally assessed In February of Year 11


Useful Materials

Student Book – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award Digital Information Technology Student Book ISBN: 9781292208374


Revision Guide – Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Revision Guide ISBN: 9781292272740


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