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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

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:

  • Information Technology Systems*
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information*
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development

Year 2:

  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management*
  • IT Technical Support & Management
  • IT Service Delivery*
  • The Internet of Things
  • Enterprise in IT
  • Business Process Modelling Tools

* Mandatory modules

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?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2024), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support 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. With extensive advancements in technology, professionals working in this industry have never been in higher demand. There are so many opportunities!

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.

Ref: IT Department