ICT - Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Oxford College
Progress to higher education in computer science or prepare for IT-related careers such as IT support, web design, graphical animation and systems analysis with the Extended Diploma in IT.
With a broad spectrum of units on offer you can choose the areas that you excel in and enjoy the most.
Successful completion of this course means you gain the equivalent of three A-levels. The diploma is graded between PPP and DDD and UCAS points are derived from these grades. In addition you gain functional skills at Level 2 in IT and mathematics.
In year 1 you cover the following units:
- communication and employability skills in IT
- computer systems and information systems
- event-driven programming
- human computer interaction
- website production and management
- digital graphics and computer animation
- advanced spreadsheet skills
In year 2 you cover:
- software design and development
- systems analysis and design
- database design
- developing computer games
- controlling systems using IT
- maths for IT practitioners
- network systems security
- 3D modelling
You are also expected to work towards the functional skills qualifications in English and maths. These are embedded into the assignments. There is an exam for each of the functional skills but the result does not affect the grade of the extended diploma.
Applicants for a Level 3 programme will normally have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (including some subjects related to the proposed area of study) and/or a completed Level 2 award, and the willingness to study for an additional Level 2 qualification in English and/or maths.
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
Continuous assessment throughout the course based on both individual and group assignments and practical work.
All units are assignment-based, which requires both practical work and research carried out individually and in groups. There are syllabus-related visits throughout the course including a trip to Animation Station.
16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £50.00
Following this Extended Diploma in IT you can progress to a course in higher education at university, or a job as an IT practitioner or technician.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.