IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Yr1
- Course Level: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Year 1
- Qualification: BTec L3 ED Y1
- Awarded By: EDEX REG
Introduction to course
The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology is a popular choice amongst students. We offer a range of exciting ICT units that combine to build a well-balanced course suitable for any related ICT, Computing or Computer Science or combination degree course.
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in ICT
This is an in-depth technical study of how computers are used in industry and commerce and is aimed at students wanting a career in IT or related sectors. The Extended Diploma consists of eighteen modules which cover a range of disciplines including programming, games programming, web design and maintenance, graphic design and animation for web pages, networking and communications technology as well as specific units geared to investigate how IT relates to industry, business and commerce.
5 GCSE grades A* - C are normally required, including English. Alternatively, a MERIT grade or above in BTEC First Diploma in a relevant vocational area would also be suitable, normally supported by a GCSE grade C in English. You will also be required to take a diagnostic test to ensure you are suitable for the course.
Where the course lead
You may progress into the computing industry or continue into higher education. You may specialise in any of the following at university: Web Design and Management, Network Fundamentals, Programming in a Visual Environment, Games and Animation or Business and Data Management or any related ICT, Computing or Computer Science or combination degree course.
This course combines well with
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business or a suitable AS course, timetabling constraints permitting.
This course is not suitable with
AS ICT, AS Computing.
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The course has a high vocational content and consists of a set of core units, these include Communications and Employability Skills, Spreadsheet Modelling and Software Design and Development. There are specialist units that cover Software Development, Network and Systems Support and Business.
The units are assessed by portfolio work and cover topics such as Web Design and Management, Business and Data Management, Programming in a visual environment and Games and Animation techniques. Key skills are taught as an integral part of both courses.
The department has a team of very experienced and highly qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industrial experience to help you succeed. The College has excellent IT facilities. Dedicated classrooms have been totally refurbished to a very high specification. The rooms all have digital projectors, interactive whiteboards and a range of devices to assist your learning. The network consists of new state-of-the-art computers with flat screens running Windows7, Office 2010 and Adobe CS5 on WindowsServer technology. New software is currently being considered to beat support the delivery of units including programming, web design, graphics and animations. Students can also use the machines in the IT Suite and Learning Resource Centre for additional study.
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