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IT (Software Development) Level 3

Course title: IT (Software Development) Level 3 Course level: Level 3
Qualification: BTEC Extended Diploma Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd.
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: Two years
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


An excellent level 3 course in software development that covers web design, Computer gaming, software systems and programming.

Modules and units

You will study 18 units over the two years. Units include:

  • Animation production
  • Computer game design
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer systems
  • Maintaining computer systems
  • Programming
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Systems analysis
  • Website development.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE passes at grade 5 (or equivalent) and English and maths at grade 4 or above.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

Currently 100% coursework

Progression and employment

Successful completion of your course will enable either progression to Higher Education (Higher National Diploma or Degree) or professional employment.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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