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ICT for Practitioners BTEC National Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and advanced skills to progress into employment or university. Skills such as animation production, website management, network configuration, programming and computer repair are covered. The BTEC Level 3 in Computing is equivalent to 3 A Levels at A*. The course consists of 18 units, which include:

  • Graphics manipulation
  • Website scripting
  • Games and application development
  • 2D Animation production
  • Network design and configuration
  • Installing and upgrading computers
  • Project management.

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Entry requirements

Option 1:
Two GCSEs at grade C and a grade 4 in English and mathematics.

Option 2:
BTEC Level 2 in ICT or OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 in ICT.

Those meeting the entry requirements will be invited to attend an interview. It is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which will involve an interview as part of the process.


Assessment is through a combination of written assignments, practical work and presentations.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 in Computing equips you with the knowledge to progress onto HND Computing at Dudley College, a university degree or alternatively career opportunities in virtually any area of computing.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017
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