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Computing and IT

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing and IT

Full Time

Course Overview

Year One: Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Information Technology
Year Two: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology

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. 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 pathway is perfect for those who want to study a range of IT topics, without specialising in a specific field of the industry.

Course Content

You will study a range of topics including computer systems, software development and programming, games development, networking, cyber security and encryption, web development and IT support.

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

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • Other Level 3 pathways are available for students requiring to re-sit either GCSE English or maths. 


This qualification is assessed via a collection of practical and written based assessments set and marked by your lecturer.

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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