Information Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Information Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Subject Area: Information Technology


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 150403
  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and/or maths,


    a Level 2 in a related subject including English and/or maths at grade 4(C) or above (or equivalent).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    The Extended Diploma in Information Technology consists of 13 units to be studied across 2 years.

    Amongst the subjects studied will be Information Technology Systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business, IT Project Management, and Cyber security. You will be assessed via a mix of course work, controlled assessments, and external exams.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    You will study the technical, creative, and business uses of IT.

    You also have the opportunity to attend national trade shows, including EGX Rezzed, part of the London Games Festival, where students will have a chance to discuss working in the games industry with professional developers and find out about university courses related to developing games.

    You will be offered the chance to take exciting new on-line qualifications offered by ‘Codecademy’. Examples of the topics covered by these include HTML, CSS, Python and Ruby.

    Core Skills Covered: Technology | Data Analysis | IT Skills | Problem Solving | Project Management | Attention to Detail

    Next Steps

    Students who complete this course may progress on to enter Higher Education, or you could enter full-time employment as an IT technician or within computer retail. Alternatively, you could enter the apprenticeship scheme at an advanced level.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    James - BTEC Level 3 Diploma Information Technology

    As an award winner, my time here has been incredibly fruitful and I am thankful to the staff who have helped me along the way. I hope I continue to be successful and would recommend this course to anyone thinking about coming to study here.”