• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyBTEC 2016


This course is for anyone with an interest in how IT systems are used in a business environment. This course aims to give students an understanding of how ICT supports and enhances business activities and communications.

This course is for you if you enjoy studying the use of ICT but in the context of working with people within organisations. Areas include financial modelling, the management of business resources, creating an e-commerce strategy and investigating ways to maintain security on business websites and networks.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Year one modules include:

  • Communications and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Organisation Systems Security
  • Website Production
  • Graphics
  • Database Design
  • Ecommerce
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Impact of IT on Business Systems

Year two modules include:

  • Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Project Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Supporting Business Activity
  • Business Resources
  • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media
  • Web Server Scripting
  • Interactive Media Authoring

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and /or five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above, including maths & English.

A portfolio of assessed work will be produced via set assignments and practical work.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study degrees in information technology, data science and computer science.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include IT business analysis, systems designer, web design, IT consulting, IT systems management, data analysis and programming.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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IT & Computing

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IT and Computing students will be based in our multi-million pound campus with state of the art computer software laboratories. Here, students have access to the latest technological improvements in IT applications including system security, spread sheets, databases and web design.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.