BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Multimedia
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English
Start Date: Sept 2017
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

In your first year, you will learn core skills studying units such as; Computer Systems, Communication Technologies, Computer Networking, and Employability Skills for IT, Programming, Web Design, Animation, Organisational Systems and Security. In the second year, you will learn about Procedural Programming, Troubleshooting and Repair, Technical Support, Managing Networks, Computer Systems Architecture, Digital Graphics, E-commerce, Project Planning and Information Systems.


What will I learn?

You will study a range of modules including:

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Principles of Networking
  • Network Management
  • Website Development
  • Digital Graphics
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Project Planning 
  • E-Commerce
  • Independent e-Learning
  • Information Systems
  • Organisational Systems Security
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Animation
How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed via assignments issued throughout the academic year. Assessments will be broken in to various assessment activities, which include presentations, group work and press conferences.


There will be opportunities to attend various trips and visits to places of interest such as BT, the NEC Arena, Cadburys World, Manchester Airport, Blackpool and the Trafford Centre.


The ICT department is well equipped with up-to-date technology and we strive to keep abreast with all modern improvements and developments.

Materials and other information

Students should bring in a USB to back up their work daily.

Progression and Careers

Former students are studying at a number of top universities including the University of Leeds, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Huddersfield, reading degrees such as Computer Animation, Computer Forensics, Information Management and Computer Game Design.

Due to the high demand for skilled IT professionals, there are a wide range of careers available in many industries, from working on an IT Help Desk, Developing Software and Managing IT Systems to designing Computer Games or working on Animated Film productions.

Students can also apply for one of our Apprenticeships with top local companies.

Meet Rahat Aslam


Rahat achieved Triple Distinction* in a BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology. After leaving College Rahat began studying Computer Science at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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