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IT BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This course is designed to give you just the start you need and equip you for a career in computing and Information Communication Technologies (ICT).

You will be using our superb computer facilities and have the guidance of staff with a vast working knowledge of computer technology in industry and commerce.

The computers in our IT Centre are equipped with industry-relevant software, ensuring you gain the skills needed to enable you to progress onto further study or into the workplace.

Course content

Maintaining computer systems
Website production
2D animation
Digital graphics

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English
Assessment and interview


To pass this qualification you will work on a number of practical assignments.
100% of the course will be assessed by course work. You will also be tested for English and Maths Functional Skills.

Future opportunities

The majority of students progress to Degree or Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses.
Alternatively, you can go straight into employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford