Digital Information Technology


BTEC Tech Award Level 1 / Level 2 in  

Digital Information Technology

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Outline of the Course:


This newly developed qualification has been designed to be a new, exciting and forward-thinking qualification that will prepare students for the modern digital world where they will live and work. In this vocational course, pupils have the opportunity to use a range of software (including spreadsheets, presentation and word processing)  to solve real-life problems using digital skills sought after in industry.


KS4 Assessment

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

Component number

Component title



Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Learners will develop their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They will use this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.


Non-Exam Internal Assessment


30% of total course


Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Learners will understand the characteristics of data and information and how they help organisations in decision making. They will use data manipulation methods to create a dashboard to present and draw conclusions from information.

Non-Exam Internal Assessment


30% of total course


Effective Digital Working Practices

Learners will explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.



40% of total course


Opportunities Post 16:

  • 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.
  • Study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, employment, apprenticeships or further study at Level 3. The attitudes and the reflective and communication skills covered in this qualification will help these learners
  • Study of IT Support or Digital Technology through a Technical Certificate. Learners who perform strongly in this qualification compared to their overall performance should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead ultimately to employment in the digital sector.