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Information Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT - Equivalent to three A-Levels. This is a full-time course that focuses on a combination of general computing and specialist software. Depending on what you want to do, will determine what it is you will study; Networking, Systems Security, Systems Development, Games Design, Website Infrastructure, and more.

Course content

First year will consist of 9 modules including Information Systems, Computer Systems, Communications Technologies, Website Production, Software Design and Development and Event Driven Programming. This covers the basic concepts of computing and will teach you a range of vocational skills that can be transferred between education and employment with ease. Second year students will have optional pathways to choose. This will allow you to focus your efforts in areas of specific interest in preparation for the next step. These choices consist of Systems Development, Games Design, Creative Technologies, Website Infrastructure, and many more... It's your course, so you tell us what you want to study! 

We have a selection of specialists in the fields of study, who are here to help and to lead you through developing your skills and practices in the various sectors within computing. This leads to a number of theory led and practical focused sessions. All of our sessions are ran in class based environments with our own set of specialist labs available. 

Entry requirements

16-18 year olds - Minimum requirements for the course is 5 GCSE's A*-C (including Maths and English). Mature students - Evidence to show that they are working towards this level; can be done with us through an Initial Assessment.



The Level 3 is a purely vocational subject, with no exams that work towards the end grades. We will assess your ability through a series of submitted assignments, practical work, and presentations to 'stakeholders'. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anybody wishing to pursue a career in either
the IT or Computing industry, seeking a University place or an
apprenticeship. You can also pursue a programme of study at Levels 4
and 5 (HNC & HND) at Chichester College

Further information

Dedicated computer rooms/network separate from the college systems
specifically for the use of computing students. Featuring multiple
operating systems and software packages in a virtual environment for
students to access and use.
Purchase of a memory stick or flash drive. a memory stick/flash drive.
Accessing a Cloud Storage Account (such as OneDrive, GoogleDocs) to
back work up as memory sticks/flask drives can corrupt.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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