Information Technology Level 3 (FCMP)

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC165
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is suitable if you are seeking a career within the IT industry or progress onto further study. This course allows you to learn about different technologies and the types of IT. It will give you an overview of how IT and Computing Systems can be merged and work together to produce benefits for companies and individuals.

Suited to people who want a career in creative IT this course will help you towards a career as a computer technician, in programming, games design or website development and maintenance.

At the cutting edge of new developments, just like the digital industry itself, this Information and Creative Technology course is a fantastic introduction to the entire sector. If you want to learn both coding and creative skills in real-life scenarios, from hardware programming to graphic design, this is the course for you.


The Extended Diploma consists of variety of units completed over two years and includes a wide range of IT topics. Units are designed to give you an insight into the varied careers in computing and IT, helping you to identify areas of interest and your future specialism.

The learning programme blends technical and academic skills that are valued by Higher Education (HE) institutions and the workplace. You will take part in coursework, online learning, presentations, demonstrations and practical work.

Subjects studied include:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage data
  • Mobile apps development
  • IT project management
  • Computer networking
  • Computer Systems
  • Mobile Technology
  • Games Design
  • Product Development
  • Cloud Technology
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Enterprise Computing

Your programme will include tutorials, trips, visits and enrichment activities.

How will it be delivered?

The course offers a combination of assessment styles that include assignments set and marked by teachers which may include written work, observed practical tasks and projects.

External assessment includes written exams marked by the awarding body. The range of assessments means that you can demonstrate your achievement when supporting HE applications or to a potential employer.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. Where applicants do not meet the entry requirements, the tutor may use their discretion based on a good personal
  • reference and/or successful interview.

Your next steps...

Having a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in IT can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. This course is ideal if you wish to progress onto HE within an IT related area such as Digital Technology, Creative Technology and Business Information Systems.

Future careers may include:

  • Digital Technician
  • Application Data Technician
  • Software Developer/Tester
  • Applications Developer
  • Security Professional
  • IT Project Management
  • Big Data Analyst