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IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You want to develop advanced IT skills across a wide range of digital platforms. This is the perfect course if you are looking for up-to-the-minute training in computing skills and want to study selected areas for today’s computer industry.

Course content

You will gain experience in a wide range of subjects including: online security; e-commerce; systems analysis and design; computer game development; animation and digital graphics.

Units you will study (across two years) include: Communications and employability skills in IT; Computer systems; Information systems; Systems analysis and design; Database design; Spreadsheet modelling; Website production; Software design and development; Event driven programming; Games platforms; Project planning with IT; Data analysis and design; Developing computer games; Web server scripting; Digital graphics; Computer animation; and Client side customisation of web pages.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths; or a pass at Level 2 Diploma in IT; or equivalent. An interview with a course tutor is also required.


Assessment is ongoing and based on assignments.

Future opportunities

Progression into further study at TyneMet or at university in an IT capacity, or in a specialist area requiring IT support.

Careers include: Programmer, Business Analyst, Network Engineer/Technician, IT Support Desk, Website Developer or Designer, Application Developer, Games Developer and Software and Hardware Engineer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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    • TyneMet’s main site is the Coast Road Campus in Wallsend, easily accessible from the city centre and that coat with excellent transport links and free parking. TyneMet is your vocational specialist, offering you a huge range of courses across career-based subjects to get you off to a great start. There’s so much to explore on campus with a range of retail outlets from a Hair and Beauty Salon, a gym, a restaurant and even a floristry shop!