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Diploma and Extended Diploma in IT Practitioners Level 3 at Stockton Riverside College

Course description

We all use technology every day whether at school, work or at home. You can put that knowledge to good use by turning it into a future career. If you are interested in how computers work, want to learn how to write code or build a computer network that is secure from hackers, we have the course for you.

Course content

Using hands-on practical experience you will learn a range of skills including how computer systems work, how to protect computers and data, how to programme (including games programming) how to design and create your own website and how to design and build a computer network. Using industry-standard hardware and software you will work on projects and assignments, often based on realistic workplace demands.

You will be taught by a range of staff from a variety of industrial or technical backgrounds and specialisms and will experience cutting edge use of technology and facilities. This course can be worth the equivalent of 3 A* at A Level.


Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs grade C or above including English and/or Maths, or a merit in a relevant Level 2 course.


The course is a combination of theory and practical to ensure a sound core understanding of each unit with the development of vocational skills and abilities. The course is assessed through portfolio building throughout the two years and there are a wide range of assessment methods used.

Future opportunities

After completing this course you could continue your studies on a relevant university course or find work or an apprenticeship in the industry.

Further information

We have excellent success and progression rates, as well as having strong links with Teesside University. We have guest speakers, work related projects and live briefs and competitions such as WorldSkills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 May 2016

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