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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The course includes up to 18 units, depending on whether you opt to study the Subsidiary Diploma, 90 Credit Diploma or the Extended Diploma.   Below is an example of some of these units:

Communication and Employability Skills for IT

  • Computer Systems
  • Communications Technologies
  • Networking Principles
  • IT Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT Technical Support
  • IT Support Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Database Design
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Impact of the use of IT on Business Systems
  • Supporting Business Activity
  • Project Planning with IT
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Controlling Computer Systems
  • Organisational Systems Security

What is the structure of the course?

These units are assessed by at least one unit assignment using variety of methods but the emphasis is on practical skills assessment on a completed product or implementation of a software and/or a hardware installation.  Some assignments will be theory based, which will assessed via a written report and/or presentation.

Other relevant details?

Within the course you will acquire new skills in analysis and problem solving; programming and software development in low level and high level languages; installation and maintenance of standalone and networked systems; managing and developing networked and web based server systems; and how organisations use and manage data and information. 

Each unit completed receives a graded set of points, these graded points are aggregated into an overall grade, which range from Passes, Merits, Distinctions or a combination depending on which of the 3 available courses you are studying.

 

Course content

The course includes up to 18 units, depending on whether you opt to study the Subsidiary Diploma, 90 Credit Diploma or the Extended Diploma. Below is an example of some of these units:

Communication and Employability Skills for IT

  • Computer Systems
  • Communications Technologies
  • Networking Principles
  • IT Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT Technical Support
  • IT Support Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Database Design
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Impact of the use of IT on Business Systems
  • Supporting Business Activity
  • Project Planning with IT
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Controlling Computer Systems
  • Organisational Systems Security

What is the structure of the course?

These units are assessed by at least one unit assignment using variety of methods but the emphasis is on practical skills assessment on a completed product or implementation of a software and/or a hardware installation. Some assignments will be theory based, which will assessed via a written report and/or presentation.

Other relevant details?

Within the course you will acquire new skills in analysis and problem solving; programming and software development in low level and high level languages; installation and maintenance of standalone and networked systems; managing and developing networked and web based server systems; and how organisations use and manage data and information.

Each unit completed receives a graded set of points, these graded points are aggregated into an overall grade, which range from Passes, Merits, Distinctions or a combination depending on which of the 3 available courses you are studying.

 

Entry requirements

Yes if you have 4 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths & English) and an interest in computer applications and systems.

Alternatively, a good grade such as a Merit grade or higher on the BTEC Information Technology level 2 course may allow access to this course. Some form of Level 2 literacy and numeracy is preferred. All learners will be interviewed before being offered a place on the course.

 

 

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

If you study the 2 year Extended Diploma Course you will have the necessary qualification for University entry; apply to a higher/Advanced apprenticeship; or the skills for work as a technician/junior programmer/analyst depending on units studied and successful completion of the course.

 

 

Further information

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (2 year) is equivalent to three A Levels.

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma (1 year) is equivalent to three AS Levels.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (1 year) is equivalent to one A Level.

Please contact our Oswestry Campus directly - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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