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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT at Bournville College

Course description

The IT BTEC Level 3  Extended Diploma is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of IT sectors.  They give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for employment and higher education.

We have become a Network of Excellence Lead School for Computer Science teaching. This proves that we really understand the subject of computing and IT and are the experts in what we do.


Course content

The IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is made up of a variety of units completed over 2 years.  This includes the following units:


  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Advanced Database Skills
  • Procedural Programming
  • Software Design and Development
  • Digital Graphics and Computers
  • Client-side Customisation of Web Pages
  • Organisational Systems Security
  • E-Commerce
  • IT Systems Analysis and Design
  • Project Planning with IT
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Computer Games Design
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Event Driven Programming

Entry requirements

Students will be considered depending upon experience, qualifications and interview. Typically you will have one of the following: 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including GCSE Grade C or above in maths and English Language. BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners (Merit) or an equivalent IT qualification is desirable. However, if you do not have any IT qualifications you will be required to successfully complete an IT test at enrolment. All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.


A grade scale of pass, merit and distinction is applied to all units.  All units will be internally assessed through portfolio evidence.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of year 1 will allow you to move onto year 2 or consider employment in areas involving the use of IT.  On successful completion of year 2 you can move onto university or employment.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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