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Computer Science

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing

Full Time

Course Overview

IT and digital technologies are used everyday all over the world by a range of different organisations and play a significant role in the world around us.

Our two-year Level 3 in in IT and digital technologies is perfect for those who want to study a range of IT topics, without specialising in a specific field of the industry.
This two-year course aims to develop your knowledge and practical skills ready for a specialist career in IT or progression to university, with the opportunity to take industry-standard qualifications. 

Course Content

You will initially complete the Level 3 90 Credit in year 1 and then top-up in the second year to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in year 2. You can expect to cover the following units over both year:

Year 1 - 90 Credit Diploma

  • Communication and Employability in IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • IT Technical Support
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Procedural Programming
  • Software Design and Development
  • Databases
  • Information Systems

Year 2 - Extended Diploma
  • Networking Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Managing Networks
  • Website Production
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Project Management
  • HCI
  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages
  • Organisational Systems Security

Entry Requirement

You will need five GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


This courses is assessed by using a range of methods which include 1 paper examinations set by pearson, 3 controlled assessments set by pearson and a collection of portfolio coursework. 

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a HNC Certificate. Employment opportunities range from IT Technician, Network Administrator, Software Design and Development and Database Administrator.

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Course Outline

Course Code: CF43
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 2 Years
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