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IT BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course provides an attractive alternative to the traditional AS level in ICT for students who prefer to have more practical element.

The fundamental philosophy of this course is that, you actively experience the Information and Communication Technology environment. It can be converted into a BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Year 2, which is equivalent to a full A Level.

Course content

BTEC L3 Certificate consists of three units while BTEC L3 Subsidiary diploma consist of six units including:

  • Communication & Employability skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Website Production & Customisation
  • Control Technology using IT
  • Digital Graphics
  • Computer Animation
  • Event Driven Programming

Entry requirements

You will need to be well-motivated and committed to attending classes and completing all coursework on time.


Exam board: Pearson

Future opportunities

BTEC L3 Certificate in IT is equivalent to one ‘AS’ and BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT is equivalent to one ‘A’ Level and they allow for direct entry in to the university.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

You will be part of the Computing & ICT department which is very active in organising enrichment activities. The department organises various enrichment activities throughout the year such as University trips, Technology trips to various industries within the country and abroad.  Examples include: New York trip, ICT Live Conference – Paris, Microsoft – Think Computer Science, Visit to Land Rover, Thorpe Park with ICT seminar, The Gadget Show Live, Apple Store Workshop and much more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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