Level 3 Subsidiary / 90 Credit Diploma in Information Technology
A Level 3 BTEC Diploma 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 IT and computing industries.
Duration: 2 years (first year equivalent to an AS Level and a full 2 years equivalent to an A level.)
Starting date: September 2020
What will you do?
You will study units equivalent to two or three A Levels. This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the complexity and variety of the IT industry.
You will study either the Extended Certificate or Foundation Diploma in year one and either the Diploma or Extended Diploma in year two.
In addition to your main study programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.
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 1000 Mbps network for superfast video streaming and dual monitors for improved working.
How am I assessed?
Delivery is through practical work, classroom activities and group teaching. Units will be assessed through either coursework or external examinations.
A merit in a relevant Level 2 qualification or four/five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including Maths and English).
If you do not already have an English and maths GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C, you will continue to work towards this as part of your main program of study*.
*Unless you are exempt. See condition of funding rules.
Why English and Maths matter…
Working in computing requires following detailed instructions, you may also be required to document web and program designs, write user guides and resize images.
Successful completion of the Diploma/ Extended Diploma may enable entry onto the BSc (Hons) at various HE establishments or continuing studying here at SRC undertaking a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing and Systems Development.
Career Opportunities may include:
- Software Engineering
- Business systems
- IT project management
- System administration
- IT user support
- Web development
How do I apply/enrol?
What kit/uniform do I need?
USB memory stick
What financial and additional support can I get?
Financial support for transport costs (bus pass) and Additional Learner Support for those with learning difficulties. * subject to eligibility.
3 Reasons to join us:
- Excellent success and progression rates
- Guest speakers, work-related projects, live briefs and in course competitions
- Develop new employability, business and commercial skills