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IT BTEC Certificate Level 3 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course offers a specialist qualification that focuses on meeting the industry standards of employment within the computing industry and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the vocational sector.

Course content

Year 1

(equivalent to one AS level)

  • Communications and employability skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design


Entry requirements

Our new entry criteria are based around the average GCSE scores required to study grouped subjects.

The subjects are divided into three groups each requiring a different minimum average GCSE score.

The average GCSE score will have to be generated from a minimum of SEVEN academic GCSEs  - with at least 5 grade Cs including maths and English within this SEVEN

  • This subject requires an average GCSE points score of 4.8 points

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this programme can lead to rewarding careers in software development and the mainstream IT industry, or generates UCAS points for university

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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    • The Royal Forest of Dean campus is currently located in Five Acres, Coleford, just a short drive from the town.

      Our Facilities include

      • The Bistro – food cooked by our catering students
      • Campus shop
      • Dining Room
      • Editing suites
      • Fitness – sports fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, running
      • track, fitness centre on site
      • The Forest Theatre
      • IT – modern macs and PCs
      • Library with online access and resources
      • Music recording studio
      • Netball, football and rugby teams
      • Nursery