The BTEC Extended Diploma for IT level 3 is suitable for students aged 16 upwards. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in employment in the ICT and Computing industries, or for entry to a Higher National or undergraduate degree programme in Computing.
A range of units including:
Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Software Design and Development
Event Driven Programming
Maintain Computer Systems
Organisational System Security
Object Oriented Development
Website Production and Management
Human Computer Interaction
Control Systems using IT
Digital Graphics and Computers
Assessment will be through completion of practical activities e.g. building of websites, building computer systems, coding own programs, building of advanced database systems and also through written work and observations. There are no exams.
5 GCSE's level C or above, BTEC Level 2 First at Merit or above ideally in IT but Firsts from other areas will be considered - all applicants will be interviewed prior to an offer being made.
BTEC Level 3 Nationals are designed as specialist, vocationally-related qualifications for those who have a clear view of their future career or want to progress to higher education. They are an alternative to A levels and accepted as an entry requirement for universities and further education colleges, and highly valued by employers.