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Resource to accompany the new BTEC Level 2 First IT specification
This Student Book supports the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First IT QCF specification for first teaching from September 2010.
  • Covers 16 units of the new specification, giving you the breadth to cover the full diploma, and tailor the course to your learners’ needs. 12 units are supplied in print, with a further 4 supplied online.
  • Embedded Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills with activities throughout the book. 
  • Achieve your potential: Assessment activities and grading tips in each unit give your students plenty of practice to deepen their knowledge and understanding, clearly explaining what they need to do for Pass, Merit and Distinction, so they can achieve their best possible grade.
  • Edexcel’s Assignment tips: Written by experts in the BTEC team, there’s invaluable unit-by-unit advice on how to get the most from your BTEC course. 
  • Put yourself in the professionals’ shoes: WorkSpace case studies take your learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.
  • Advice from former students showing your learners how to make their BTEC experience a stepping stone to success.

 

Author Team:

Alan Jarvis

Been an IT lecturer in FE colleges for over 15 years. He has written material for the 2010 BTEC IT suite of qualifications and was involved with Edexcel BTEC training events.

Andrea Parkinson

An experienced BTEC IT tutor and IV at The Manchester College

K Mary Reid

is an experienced IT tutor having taught in further education for many years.  She has also been involved in developing a number of specifications for IT qualifications and has over 10 years of experience of writing IT books.

Karen Anderson

is an experienced teacher of ICT and Head of Department who specialises in multimedia, computer games design and eSafety.  With several books under her belt, she is also a popular speaker and workshop leader.

Richard McGill

Has twenty years experience of BTEC National Diploma IT both as a lecturer and course leader. He has written BTEC unit course specifications and support materials for Edexcel as well as working as an External Verifier (EV) and Standards Verifier (SV) in the NSS process. This is Richard’s ninth computing text book.

Jenny Lawson

An experienced author and series editor of IT text books, draws on her extensive teaching and examining experiences and the many years spent in the IT software industry.

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Resources to accompany the new BTEC Level 2 First IT specification
This Teaching Resource Pack supports the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First IT QCF specification for first teaching from September 2010.
  • Save planning time: A scheme of work and lesson plan for each unit help you make the most of your planning time — use them as they stand or edit them to suit your needs.
  • Inspirational lesson ideas: A variety of activities for use with assignments - or as a starter stimulus for group discussion - to support and stretch your learners. Photocopy them as many times as you need.
  • Engage-Stimulate-Motivate: Videos and interactive activities at your fingertips, to motivate your learners and help your lessons stay lively and up to date.
  • It’s easy to update your VLE with BTEC resources: All schemes of work, lesson plans and activity sheets are stored on a FREE VLE disk in the Teaching Resource Pack, so you can transfer whatever you need onto your VLE in just a couple of easy steps.
  • All the help you need: with support for delivering the new specification and new materials to support your learners through Pass, Merit and Distinction, so you and your students get the most from BTEC.

Author Team:

Alan Jarvis

Been an IT lecturer in FE colleges for over 15 years. He has written material for the 2010 BTEC IT suite of qualifications and was involved with Edexcel BTEC training events.

Andrea Parkinson

An experienced BTEC IT tutor and IV at The Manchester College

K Mary Reid

is an experienced IT tutor having taught in further education for many years.  She has also been involved in developing a number of specifications for IT qualifications and has over 10 years of experience of writing IT books.

Karen Anderson

is an experienced teacher of ICT and Head of Department who specialises in multimedia, computer games design and eSafety.  With several books under her belt, she is also a popular speaker and workshop leader.

Richard McGill

Has twenty years experience of BTEC National Diploma IT both as a lecturer and course leader. He has written BTEC unit course specifications and support materials for Edexcel as well as working as an External Verifier (EV) and Standards Verifier (SV) in the NSS process. This is Richard’s ninth computing text book.

Jenny Lawson

An experienced author and series editor of IT text books, draws on her extensive teaching and examining experiences and the many years spent in the IT software industry.

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Readymade assignments for the 2010 specification

This Assessment Resource Pack supports the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First IT QCF specification for first teaching from September 2010.

The BTEC Level 2 First IT Assessment Resource Pack provides a programme of readymade assignments for the 2010 specification. It also includes sample learner work that has been graded by BTEC experts so you can assess work with complete confidence. A true lifesaver for those who are new to BTEC, and a great source of ideas for those already delivering the course.

 

  • Covers enough units for a full Diploma
  • Save valuable planning time: readymade assignments so you can get straight into delivery* — use them as they stand or edit them to suit your needs
  • Assess learner work with confidence: sample learner work that has been graded by BTEC experts to help understanding of BTEC levels of Pass, Merit and Distinction
  • All materials are available in a ring binder.  A CD-ROM is also provided to give you all materials electronically: view these on screen, share examples at the front of class, tailor the assignments for your own use, and share materials with your colleagues by uploading to your VLE.

*Subject to internal verification

Eddie Allman

Has worked in programming and system analysis design for over 20 years. He has taught BTEC In FE Colleges for a number of years and has been involved with Edexcel’s development of the QFS unit specifications for the current BTEC IT qualifications.

David Atkinson-Beaumont

Works as a manager in a large FE college in the North West of England and has written QFS unit specifications for the current BTEC IT qualifications.

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