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IT Professionals Level 3 Diploma at City College Coventry

Course description

This OCR course is for students wishing to follow an advanced course comprising a wide range of subjects within the broad area of Computing. It is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years. The majority of students would need to complete 180 credits in order to access Higher Education.

The qualification is assessed through a combination of practical and written assignments. The assessments are graded at Pass, Merit, and Distinction.

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Course content

You will cover two mandatory units and five specialist units listed below*:

  • Communicating & Employability Skills for IT
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Systems
  • Organisational Systems Security
  • Project Planning with IT
  • Website Production
  • Computer Games Platforms & Technologies
  • Client-side Customisation of Webpages
  • Digital Graphics


  • Managing Networks
  • Computer Networks
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Communication Technologies
  • Database Design
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Exploring Computer Applications
  • Developing Programming Solutions
  • Key Computing Concepts for IT Solutions

*Specialist subjects may be subject to change.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade C or above (including English and maths), or a Level 2 related qualification at Merit level and GCSE/Level 2 in English and maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

A place on the course will be subject to a successful interview with the course organiser and a satisfactory reference.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Coventry directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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