Level 3

IT Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon

Overview

This course will give you all you need to prepare for a career in IT in specialist areas ranging from business software development to networking and systems support.

Completing this course will give you an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT.

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4/grade C including maths or English, or
  • IT User Skills Level 2 Diploma plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Using social media in business
  • Communications & employability skills
  • Information technology systems
  • Programming
  • Mobile apps development
  • Systems analysis & design
  • Website production
  • Data modelling
  • Creating systems to manage information

Assessment & Feedback

  • Written/online exams
  • Group discussions
  • Written articles
  • Course assignments
  • Practical activities
  • Reflective writing
  • Group and/or individual presentations
  • Self-directed learning through blended learning activities

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.

Important

Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

This course will enable you to progress to higher education or an apprenticeship. You could also begin a career in IT as an IT technician, junior programmer, web designer or a systems analyst trainee.

Success Stories...

Celebrating Success 2022: Stefan Vijan

Celebrating Success 2022: Stefan Vijan

Course studied

IT Level 3 Extended Diploma

Students are given opportunities, staff are friendly and highly experienced and you receive the help you need

Stefan Vijan, 18, from Basildon, studied the Level 3 Information Creative Technology Diploma at the Centre for Digital Technologies Campus in Basildon.

He was nominated for the award for his commitment to his studies and for going out of his way to support other students in the group.

His tutor said: “Stefan is a very able student who consistently challenges himself and always strives to achieve the top grades. I know that his commitment to his studies will pay off and we look forward to hearing about his future successes.”

Stefan chose to study at South Essex College because of the new technologies and opportunities at the college as well as other important factors such as distance and course schedule. 

He said: “I have enjoyed the practical side of my course. I was able to develop practical knowledge within IT, and was able to use my creativity to make programs, devices, and websites. I believe this wouldn't have been possible in another college or a sixth form, thus making me choose this course.

“I would recommend South Essex College because it is a great college. Students are given opportunities, staff are friendly and highly experienced and you receive the help you need.”

Stefan’s ambition is to land a job within in the industry, and from there, work hard until he reaches his goal of working in management.