Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: GCSE’s grade 4 or above including Mathematics or English
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and expertise that you will require for your next steps into a digital career, whether this is employment or Higher Education. You will cover a variety of skillsets around information technology, including Project Management, Database Design and Development, Cyber Security, Social Media, Web Development, IT Technician and Programming. You will be given the opportunity to explore how organisations manage security, develop new software and administrate networks. You will learn a variety of skills including developing a broad knowledge of industry specific technical skills under the supervision of experienced tutors and with guidance from industry experts.

What will I learn?

Alongside the course you have the opportunity to develop a broader skillset, which may include becoming a successful project manager, developing your programming skills further, website development and cloud computing. There will be lots of opportunities for gaining industry knowledge of job roles within the digital sector, with trips to businesses including ROQ and EKM.

The units you will cover include:
• IT Systems
• Databases
• Social Media
• Data Modelling
• Web Development
• Games Design
• Cyber Security and Incident Management
• IT Technical Support and Management
• Software Testing
• IT Service Delivery


How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed via internal and external assessment. The external assessments are set and marked by the exam board. The internal assessments are marked by your tutors via a series of coursework projects and portfolio evidence.




Materials and other information

Students should bring in a USB to back up their work daily. There will be opportunities to attend various trips and visits to places of interest such as BT, the NEC Arena, Cadburys World, Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Trafford Centre and Coca Cola.

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