Computing - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE21

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Start DateLocationDuration
01/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

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

People with skills in these areas are in high demand - and our computing courses equip you with the knowledge and experience sought by employers.

The BTEC in Information Technology aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to understand the use of these technologies in a modern business environment. 

This qualification is designed for students who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses - not just in IT.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • Study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.
  • Study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
  • Explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. 
  • Implement and design hardware for specific solutions as well as implement networks based on the Cisco methodology and technology.
  • Design and implement software to solve a wide range of business solutions.

During this course you will be given the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in IT systems, systems management and social media in business.

This will enable you to progress to further study in the IT sector or other sectors.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.

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.

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

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