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IT Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you all you need to prepare for a career in IT in specialist areas ranging from business software development to networking and systems support.

Completing this course will give you an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT.

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Entry requirements

  • communication and employability skills for IT
  • computer systems
  • information systems
  • organisational systems security
  • network management
  • computer networks
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate – Fundamentals of Networking
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate – Routers and Routing Protocols
  • maths and English


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above, in addition to maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • IT Level 2 Extended Certicate, maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • coursework
  • exams

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma allows progression to a higher education course such as the College’s BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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