Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Computing and IT | BTEC Certificate in Information and Creative Technology | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0345-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: BTEC Certificate in Information and Creative Technology Level 2

Why this course?

This course has been designed with industry experts to ensure we deliver the latest knowledge in computer hardware, technology systems, games development and customising software.

You will develop programming skills and get hands-on experience in the installation and configuration of software and hardware. You will also have the opportunity to develop the personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

Find out more and register

Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, start on the Level 1 introductory course.

Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Online world
  • Technology systems
  • Creating a digital portfolio
  • Creating animations
  • Spreadsheet development
  • Database development
  • Web design

Why the MET?

  • Industry-experienced teachers
  • Well-equipped computer labs
  • Wide variety of software
  • Hardware lab with server/networking capabilities
  • Strong ties with industry
  • Assessment
    • Report writing
    • Presentations
    • Practical work


  • Latest Intel i7 PCs with 16GB RAM with the latest Microsoft applications, development platforms, utilities and software
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public

What's next?

After Level 2 you can progress onto the Level 3 diploma either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers

Future careers include:  

  • Web developer 
  • Network engineer/technician
  • Digital forensic analyst
  • IT Support
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Games developer
  • Programmer
  • Systems analyst

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
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