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IT Practitioners - BTEC Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you interested in a career in IT? Could you benefit from a varied IT course, preparing you for a broad range of IT roles? This BTEC programme gives you knowledge and skills in many core areas of IT, and allows you to obtain a recognised Level 3 qualification.

If you're not sure what area of IT you want to work in, or if you want to gain a mixture of IT skills, this course is ideal. You will cover many specialist areas including web design and graphics, hardware, application development, networking and programming.

Throughout the course you will benefit from excellent facilities, including well equipped multimedia, networking and hardware rooms, as well as a dedicated IT workshop to facilitate your private study time. There will also be opportunities to enhance your learning with guest speakers, group activities and trips.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Entry requirements

  • A Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject, at a Merit Grade or above 
  • A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English or Welsh (first language); or equivalent.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Written assignments
  • Observations
  • In-class tests
  • Verbal assessment
  • Projects

Future opportunities

Because the course offers you a wide range of IT skills, you will have a variety of choices in education and employment. You could proceed onto a Higher Education course, such as:

Foundation Degree (FdSc) 3D Animation and Games Development, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking), available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Software Development)

available at:

  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

You could also complete an apprenticeship in a number of computing contexts.

If you move directly into employment, you will be able to draw from any of the IT areas you have studied. You may also continue to develop by taking professional Microsoft or Cisco courses whilst you work.

Career opportunities
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer


Further information

Programme code: 0601A03B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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