Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

If you wish to pursue a career in the digital field then the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology is the right course for you. This will give you the requirements
for progression to a digital career pathway and related areas such as digital technology solutions, IT management for business, computer networks security or business computing and entrepreneurship.


What will I learn?

You will study a series of units for example Information Technology Systems, Social Media in Business, Programming, IT Project Management, Cyber Security, IT Service Delivery, Website Development and Digital Animation. You will be assessed using either external assessment which could be written or practical or internal assessment via assignments and portfolio work.

You will also be given the opportunity to enhance your learning through talks delivered by industry experts and trips and visits to universities and businesses. You will also take part in our Creative and Digital Industry Careers Days where you will have the opportunity to talk to employers, university representatives, our Apprenticeship Team and subject specialists.


How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed via internal and external assessments that will be broken into various activities, which include presentations, group work and press conferences. Some units will be exam based and others will be assessed via assignment portfolios.




Materials and other information

Students should bring in a USB to back up their work daily. 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, Trafford Centre and Coca Cola.

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