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BTEC, Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Whether you are interested in programming, social media or website design, this is the course for you.

This Level 3 course covers many of the skills required for pursuing a career in IT as well as the academic knowledge to progress into Higher Education.
This work-related programme of study covers a wide range of practical skills for current and future careers in the IT industry. The department has a dedicated networking lab, programmable robots and virtual reality systems (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift).

You will study a range of units over the two years, some of which will be externally assessed or examined, which may include:

● Information Technology Systems
● Creating Systems to Manage Information
● Using Social Media in Business
● Website Development
● Computer Games Development
● Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
● The Internet of Things
● IT Technical Support and Management
● Cyber Security and Incident Management
● IT Service Delivery
● Programming

The second year of the course includes preparation for Higher Education and all students are encouraged to develop their communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills throughout the course.

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside 2 alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

External Examination/Controlled Assessment/Coursework