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Information Technology (Extended) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your understanding of IT systems and learn how to create systems to manage information, as well as studying units such as: programming, data modelling, website development, using social media for business, IT technical support, games development, internet of things and more. During the second year, students will take part in a T‑Level scheme where work experience takes place all year for two days a week. This industry placement will be IT related and should link to units on the BTEC course.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn new skills through lectures, demonstrations, e‑learning, private study, practical workshops, investigative work, case studies, guest speakers and group work.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​c or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma including maths and English at 4/​C or above.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are four externally set and marked assessments, one is a written examination and three are controlled assessments. The remaining assessments consist of internally set and marked assignments.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress on to the HND in Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Stamford or other degrees at university. You could also enter employment as a:

  • Web Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Help-desk Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Technical Support and Management
  • Software Testing
  • IT Service Delivery
  • The Internet of Things

Course Trips

You will have the opportunity to take part in many external trips including Bletchley Park and Computer Museum and Amazon Fulfilment Tours amongst others. You will meet a range of guest speakers from the industry to give you top tips for advancing your career in IT.


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