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IT - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

This course covers a range of general and specialist IT units enabling students to gain the professional skills needed by businesses using IT systems.

Course content

In Year 1, the course focuses on developing transferable employment skills in a variety of business and IT work related scenarios.

The units studied include Communications, E-commerce and Computer Games Design. You will need 6 units to achieve the Subsidiary Diploma. Learners also have the opportunity to get Microsoft IT Academy certification in Access and Excel.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you need:

  • At least four GCSEs at grade A-C, including science, English and Maths, or
  • DIDA (4 GCSE Edexcel equivalent), or
  • relevant work experience, or
  • BTEC Diploma with a Merit or Distinction.
  • You must have very good communication skills.


Assessment is based on the portfolio of work you produce in completing each of the study modules.

Future opportunities

Most students progress to a second year of study to do either the Diploma in IT. The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Levels (up to 140 UCAS points. Some students go immediately into employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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