Adult Courses, Adult: Free Level 3 Qualifications

IT (Level 3 Extended Diploma) 19+

Course Overview

Entry requirements

You need to have an intermediate level of competence in using IT software. You should have experience of:

  • creating and managing files and folders
  • creating and publishing word processed documents
  • using spreadsheet software to order and sort information
  • using presentation software to create a slide show
  • it is also advantageous if you are able to access and add to tables of information in a database


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 course is suitable for learners 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.

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What Can This Course Lead To

On completion you could progress to employment or onto a L4 Apprenticeship or L4 Higher education course. You may wish to consider exploring other qualifications or pathways to specialize in areas such as data management or cyber security.

This qualification will help you to become a department expert in your workplace or will support you with careers that require use of technology to carry out various tasks.

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