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Computer Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Year 1 (90 credit Diploma)

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Organisational System Security
  • System Analysis and Design
  • IT Technical Support
  • IT Trouble Shooting
  • Procedural Programming
  • ECommerce
  • Database Design

Year 2 (Extended Diploma)

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Website Production
  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages
  • Managing Networks
  • Computer Networks
  • Networked System Security
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Software Design and Development
  • Event Driven Programming

To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme, eg CompTIA, MTA Industry Standard.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*- C including English, Maths and preferably Computer Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Information and Creative Technology at Merit level or above.


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments/tests to demonstrate competence.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a HNC Certificate.

Employment opportunities range from IT Technician, Network Administrator, Software Design and Development and Database Administrator.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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