Level 3 - National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2021
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 3 Requirements needed View


The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification, combining practical and theoretical study. This programme will introduce you to a range of areas needed in a career as an IT professional. You will develop new and existing skills in order to prepare yourself for an exciting career within the computing industry.

What will I learn

You will study unit’s equivalent to one A-Level. This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the complexity and variety of the IT industry. In addition to your main study programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills as well as take part in work experience placements.

How will I learn

Students at Stockton Riverside College study in dedicated computing suites with state of the art IT facilities, including Microsoft Office 2016, VMWare Workstation and Microsoft Visual Studio. There is a 1Gbps network for superfast video streaming and dual monitors for improved working.

What's next

Successful completion of the Extended Certificate will enable progression onto the second year of the Level 3 qualification (National Diploma) and from there you can continue your studies on a relevant university course such as a BSc (Hons) at various HE establishments or continue studying here at SRC, undertaking a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing and Systems Development or find work/an apprenticeship in the industry. Career Opportunities may include: •Software Engineering •Business systems •IT project management •System administration •Networking •Security •IT user support •Web development

Guest speakers, work-related projects, live briefs and in course competitions
Excellent success and progression rates
Develop real world computing skills using industry standard software and resources
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