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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Throughout this advanced course, you will explore the practice of IT project management and how to provide effective IT technical support and service delivery. You will also gain advanced knowledge of cyber security, event driven programming and website customisation.

As this course is hands-on and practical, you will have the opportunity to work on your own project such as developing a website and creating systems to manage information.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

Year 1:

  • Unit 01 - Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 02 - Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 03 - Using Social Media in Business
  • Unit 04 - Programming
  • Unit 05 - Data Modelling
  • Unit 06 - Website Development

Year 2:

  • Unit 09 - IT Project Management
  • Unit 11 - Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • Unit 12 - IT Technical Support & Management
  • Unit 14 - IT Service Delivery
  • Unit 19 - The Internet of Things
  • Unit 20 - Enterprise in IT
  • Unit 21 - Business Process Modelling Tools

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the year based on a range of practical and written work and four externally assessed units.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £8,583. You may be eligible for funding depending on your personal circumstances and subject to a fee assessment during the enrolment process. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees. An Advanced Learner Loan enables you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have an exciting opportunity to progress on to university, choosing from a range of degrees such as computing forensics and security, computer game development or computer science. Alternatively, you may decide to gain employment in the industry.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

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