Level 2 BTEC Unit 2 - Working in the IT Industry

Credit value: 5

The aim of this unit is to ensure learners have knowledge of the available job roles involving professional IT and the characteristics employers demand in the IT industry.

This is a mandatory unit

From this unit the learner will:

  • Know the characteristics that are valued by employers in the IT industry
  • Know the common job roles undertaken by people working in the IT industry
  • Lesson 2 Industry specific job attributes
  • Lesson 3 General job attributes
  • Lesson 5 Assignment 1 – Skills and Attributes
  • Lesson 7 Investigation and design roles
  • Lesson 9 Assignment 2 – IT Jobs
  • Lesson 10 Recap and finish assignment
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to:To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to:
P1 describe the characteristics valued by employers in the IT industry [IE2]
P2 describe common IT industry job roles
P3 explain the characteristics required for a specific job role in the IT industry. M1 explain why certain characteristics are important for a specific job role.D1 justify a choice of an appropriate job role for a given set of employee characteristics. [IE6]
  • NCCER — Employability Skills: Trainee Guide 00108-04 (Prentice Hall, 2005) ISBN 0131600125
  • Internet Resources