BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Computing & Digital Technology

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Torfaen Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language at grade C or above.

In a nutshell

This course is designed to ensure that it incorporates the most up to date knowledge and skills to enable progression to higher education

This course is for you if...

... You have a keen interest in the exciting world of IT
... You want a deeper understanding of hardware and software systems
... You aspire for a dynamic career in information technology

What will I be doing?

Information Technology (IT) involves the use of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. Increasingly, businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities.

Learners study the relationship between hardware and software and managing and communicating information and data across three mandatory units:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Optional additional unit - learners select an additional unit of study on either data modelling or IT security development to complete the qualification.

You’ll achieve the following qualifications:

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language at grade C or above.

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to the admission requirements for a wide range of courses.

Learners can progress to the HND in IT Security (at Pontypool) or a Foundation Degree at Coleg Gwent or the University of South Wales.

Where can I study BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level 3?

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Torfaen Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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