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Digital Information Technology

BTEC Level 2 Digital Technology
Exam Board: Edexcel

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology  is for learners who want to acquire technical 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. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them

Note: Year 11 students in 2022-23 are studying the legacy BTEC specification (Level 2), new entries follow the 2022 specification.


Internal assessment: Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment.
External synoptic assessment: There is one external assessment, Component 3, it provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. The assessment must be completed under controlled conditions in 1h 30 mins

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to Canterbury Christ Church University/University of Kent, robotics and programming workshops, guest speakers, computing museum visit



Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

Computer legislation and Copyright 


Terms 3 and 4

Component 1 – User interfaces 

Terms 5 and 6

Component 2 – Collecting, presenting and interpreting data  

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Impact of digital technology  

Planning & Communication in digital systems 

Legal & Ethical issues in communication 

Terms 3 and 4

Component 3 – Effective digital working practices 

Terms 5 and 6

Revision and Exam skills  

External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board