IT and Computing

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

This information technology course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in a technical role in this fast paced, evolving industry. You will learn about different computer networks and systems as well as fast paced emerging cloud and mobile technologies. Equivalent to 3 A-Levels this course will give you great progression to an undergraduate degree at university in IT and Computing or employment in the industry.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#

 #Based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information
  • Computer networks
  • Cyber security
  • Computer systems – software and hardware
  • Project management
  • Internet of everything

Year 2

  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Project management
  • IT technical support
  • Enterprise computing
  • Cloud technology
  • Mobile technology
  • Systems analysis and design

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


75% Coursework/practical - 30% Exam

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs A*–C/9–4 (including English, maths and IT) OR
  • Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area and GCSE English and maths grade A*–C/9–4
What next?
  • Degree at university
  • Employment in the IT industry
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to digital agency
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.