Level 3 Diploma in IT (General)

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 P00017
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

There has never been a better time to start an IT/Computing career, with opportunities locally and globally in the fastest growing industry of the 21st century.

This course consists of 8 units delivered over 2 years. The course is mostly project-based assessment with some units requiring set exams.

The course will give you an introduction to the high level skills you will need to succeed in this career pathway, however you are also expected to work independently on further research and assignment work outside of your timetabled classes in college.

Details

Learners will complete 8 units as follows:


Year 1

Unit 1 - Information Technology Systems

Unit 2 - Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 3 - Using Social Media in Business

Unit 6 - Website Development


Year 2

Unit 4 - Programming

Unit 8 - Computer Games Development

Unit 9 - IT Project Management

Unit 11 - Cyber Security and Incident Management

How will it be delivered?

The following units will be assessed with exams:

Unit 1 - Information Technology Systems

Unit 2 - Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 11 - Cyber Security and Incident Management


These units will be assessed through assignments or projects:

Unit 3 - Using Social Media in Business

Unit 6 - Website Development

Unit 4 - Programming

Unit 8 - Computer Games Development

Unit 9 - IT Project Management

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's grade 4 or above (or equivalent), including English Language and Maths no lower than a 3. 

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this course you may wish to progress to a degree course at university or enter employment. The college also provides various progression options, including:

HNC in Computing

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship


Career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Software Engineer

Game Developer

Internet of Things Programmer

Data Analyst

Systems Analyst

Digital Marketer

Web Developer

IT Technician

Network Manager

Helpdesk Technician

Cyber Security

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