Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
Who is it for?
Computing and Information Technology is the basis of modern society. This two year Extended Diploma offers a varied range of units that will suit students wanting to gain computing and IT experience in order to progress into employment or onto Higher Education. The practical subjects taught on this Extended Diploma will enable you to gain wide-ranging experience for a career in Computing and IT. Some of the potential careers include: Networking & Systems Support; Programmer; Project Manager; Games Developer; Website Designer; Software Developer; IT Consultant & Systems Analyst. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, so you can progress onto a computing course in Higher Education (HE), either here at Shrewsbury College or at University or you can use your qualification to make the move into employment.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade.
What does the course involve?
This course will put you at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies. On completion, you will be able to progress to a range of degrees or higher apprenticeships in computer science, games development, cyber security, web and software development, and much more.
- Computer games development
- Website development
- Computer systems
- Computer hardware
- Cyber security
- IT project management
- Social media
- IT service delivery
- Internet of Things
- 2D / 3D graphics.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment methods include a mixture of written assignments, demonstrations, presentations, external exams, and controlled assessments which are completed throughout the academic years.
How much does it cost?
You are expected to provide a USB pen, hard drive/cloud software to hold your data; folders to hold your lesson notes and portfolio materials.
Guest speakers are invited into college to speak to students on the course.
There will be opportunities to engage in work experience over the duration of your course through The Agency.
Our course will offer you the opportunity to visit places relevant to your studies.
On completion of the two-year Level 3 course, you can progress to a HNC/HND or Degree in Computing and related areas such as: digital technology solution, IT management for business, computer networks security, computer games or business computing and entrepreneurship.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT
Previous school: Charlton School
I chose this course because it is practical and would prepare me for the real world. I have developed my skills and I am now prepared for my degree Apprenticeship with PebblePad. The people on this course are so friendly and the teachers are really helpful. You’ll never get bored with the huge variety of areas that you cover, like business, security and game development.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing
Previous Institution: Church Stretton School
I came to Shrewsbury Colleges Group because I had friends who spoke very highly of their experiences here. I enjoy the games development and web production and it’s great to turn your own ideas into a reality.
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