16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

IT: Information Technology (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 3.5, Grade 4 English Language GCSE, Grade 4 Maths GCSE, 5 GCSEs at Grade 4

Course information

If you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind, a computing course could be just what you are looking for.

This is a two-year qualification equivalent to three A Levels. This course is suitable for students who are interested in progressing to further study in IT-related disciplines. IT systems have a significant role in the world around us and play a part in almost everything we do.

This course will help you develop the skills required to work in the IT industry through a range of practical and skills-based study methods. The course aims to enable you to develop both personally and professionally by providing opportunity to enhance enquiry and investigation skills in solving complex problems both individually and in collaborative environments.

Key topics:

  • information technology systems
  • creating systems to manage information
  • using social media in business
  • programming
  • website development
  • data analysis
  • Next steps

    This course is designed to be studied over two years and fully meets entry requirements for progression to a university degree course. You will work on a number of practical assignments in units and will be assessed on a grade scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction. Some units are mandatory and some are optional.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

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