Level 3 National Extended Certificate/Diploma Information Technology (Year 1 of 2)

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology. Information technology is part of nearly everything these days! As we live in an increasingly online world, having relevant skills will help you stand out in the job market.

This is the first year of a 2 year program that will help you develop your IT knowledge and skills to progress to either higher education or employment. This qualification is suitable for you if you are interested in gaining an insight into the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

The qualification consists of 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. You will also develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT including vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles in software development, web/content development, mobile apps design, games design, programming and IT/business analysis support.

What will I study?

The course will cover the following modules*:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Website Development

Subject: Computing and Digital Industries

Qualification Type: Diploma

Study Location: Tower Hamlets Campus

Entry Requirement:

5 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. Progression from Level 2 at Merit or Distinction. Entry is also subject to interview and satisfactory references. You may also be able to re-sit GCSE maths or English.

Where does it lead:

You can progress to National Diploma or possibly Higher National Certificate (subject to grades) At the end of 2nd year, this qualification supports entry to, for example:

  • HNC in Interactive Media
  • FdSC in Business Computing
  • HND in Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business.

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