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ICT Practitioners BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Reading College

Course description

The use of IT is transforming the way we do business, access recreation and enjoy culture. This Level 3 Diploma will prepare you for careers in the specialist IT world, or for moving on to higher education studies. You will learn a mixture of business, technical, interpersonal and project skills needed in modern IT and telecommunications roles.

Course content

Year one is spent studying for the Subsidiary Diploma. Successful students will be invited back to study for the Extended Diploma which you will complete in year two of the course.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A* - C including English Language and Maths, a Higher Diploma at grade C or above, or Merit grade in a BTEC Diploma with Functional Skills at Level 2. You will be interviewed and must show the maturity and self-motivation to cope with the course and a career in the world of IT.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you can progress directly into employment in the computing industry or onto a relevant degree course such as computer science, networking or multimedia.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.