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Computing - IT - Subsidiary - Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

This course (equivalent to 1 A level) provides learners with a broad range of knowledge in the first year –covering IT in business, web development, software development, technical skills. and employabilty skills

Course content


For those interested in working, or further study in the field of Computing or Information Technology in a variety of areas.

This is equivalent to 1 A Level that means that when you have finished the course you can choose whether to look for employment or onto year 2 for the Extended Diploma, worth 3 A levels, or go into higher education.

This course contains theoretical and practical elements, learning by completing projects and assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

The course is structured such that you will focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge and learn about the employment area that you have chosen as well as developing the skills you need to start a career in IT.
Year 1: (Subsidiary)
• Communication and Employability Skills in IT
• E-Commerce
• Principles of Software Development and Design
• Computer Systems
• Introduction to Networks
• Website Production and Management
• Clientside Customisation of Web Pages
• Digital Graphics and Computers
• IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair
• Work Skills Award

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C including English and Mathematics or BTEC IT Users level 3 or equivalent qualification


BTEC assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Financial information


TBC+ £40.00 materials - text books & media storage

Future opportunities


BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing Level 3 (yr2) or HE or employment into the IT & Business or Commercial sector 

Further information

Please contact the College

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: L4D171P
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  • Number of planned places: 34