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IT/Computing Level 3 at Itchen College

Course description

This is a good course for students who wish to learn IT and computing skills to a standard which may lead to progression to higher education.

This course is for you if... want to develop an understanding of how computers work.

Course content

Units you will study include:

  • Fundamentals of IT (exam)
  • Global information (exam)

Units you may study include:

  • Cyber security (exam)
  • Application design
  • Project management
  • Project development
  • Mobile technologies
  • Social media
  • Digital marketing
  • Games design and prototyping
  • Internet of everything

Students who take the double award will go down the 'application developer' pathway and take modules relating to this route.

The emphasis in lessons will be on investigation and problem solving more than note-taking. Assessments will require research, analysis and investigation, using suitable software and hardware. Practical IT skills will be developed during the course.

Entry requirements

Grades 9-4 in English and Maths and two or more GCSEs at grades A*-C. Merit or above in a relevant Level 2 qualification will also be accepted. 

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


A mixture of exam and internally assessed coursework

Future opportunities

Vocational Level 3 qualifications are valued by employers and higher education. Students enter into careers in many IT related disciplines as technicians and technical support and progress to professional status in their chosen field.

If you wish to go on to higher education, you could take a degree or Higher National Diploma in subjects such as: computing, e-commerce, IT, and multimedia.

Further information

Throughout your Computing & IT courses there will be contact with business organisations to include visits and speakers. Use will also be made of the IT support facilities and staff in the college.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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