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IT - Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma at Isle of Man College

Course description

This level of national qualification is designed to provide specialist work-related experience and skills that will prepare you for employment or further study at university. The Level 3 qualification is equivalent to A Level study and students have the opportunity to gain an Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels (18 units), or a Diploma which is equivalent to 2 A Levels (12 units).

Course content

A selection of units from:

Communication and Employability Skills for IT, Computer Systems and Information Systems, E-Commerce, Communication Technologies, Systems Analysis and Design, Programming, Project Planning, Spreadsheets and Databases, Website Production and Management, Installing and Upgrading Software, and Computer Animation.

Opportunity will be given in the second year to develop skills in the following areas:
Network Management, Organisational Systems Security, Computer Networks and IT Technical Support or Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Exploring Business Activity and Business Resources.

There will also be personal tutorials and you mau have the opportunity to attend GCSE/Functional Skills in English and Mathematics.

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSEs grade A to C, preference will be given to students with English and Mathematics at grade C, or equivalent, a BTEC level 2 Diploma at Merit level


Assessment is by written coursework and practical activities.

Future opportunities

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer Science.
  • Employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.