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IT - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (90 Credit Diploma Route) at Harrow College

Course description

If you like working with computers, enjoy solving problems using logical, analytical thinking and enjoy hands on practical work then this course is for you.

Course content

You will learn how to create websites, animations, games, spreadsheets and databases. You will also develop practical skills in computer hardware and networking. There are 9 units to study. Compulsory Units are: U1: Communication and Employability skills for IT U2: Computer Systems Specialist Units: U3: Information Systems U8: E- Commerce U10: Communication Technologies U28: Website Production and Management U30: Digital Graphics U31: Computer Animation U42: Spreadsheet Modelling Specialist units are subject to change.

You will receive 12 hours of taught sessions each week, on top of this you will need to put in a further 12 hours of self study to achieve high grades.


Entry requirements

4 A *- C at GCSE including either Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners at Merit + interview and initial assessment. Evidence of literacy and numeracy at Level 2 is required.


The BTEC 90-credit Diploma is entirely coursework. From each unit you will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will receive a final mark between PP and DD for the Diploma. An overall mark of DD equates to 210 UCAS points.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

The BTEC 90-credit Diploma course is equivalent to 3 AS-levels and carries up to 210 UCAS points depending on your final grade. It can lead to a job in the IT sector or a place on an the second year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

Paper, pens, a folder for each unit, a USB memory stick, text books, a PC, an internet connection, Microsoft Office.

To find out more about this course/qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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