Computing with Programming, Games Development & Cyber Security - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE21


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Interested in a career in computing (networking, system security, software development, web technologies or computer science)?

This course provides the skills and experience to launch your successful career in industries increasingly reliant on technology professionals.

Want to learn how to create games people will love? About the growing challenges of keeping networks safe – and how to stay on top? 

This Level 3 Extended Diploma will provide students with a broad knowledge of IT and the confidence and abilities to progress to higher education courses not only in technology, but also a great many other disciplines.

You will study:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • The Internet of Things 
  • Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Programming
  • Website Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • Cloud Storage and Collaboration Tools
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Using Social Media in Business

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject 
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units including a summative assignment to demonstrate what you have learned.

Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity.

Modules are delivered by subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are regularly refreshed to meet the standards of awarding bodies for our Computing courses.

Those awarding bodies include CISCO, British Computer Society (BCS), Tech Partnership, Pearson, City & Guilds, and Lancaster University.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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