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IT - Information Technology Extended Diploma Level 3 (CMP1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Information Technology is an exciting and fast-moving field of study. This course builds on the Foundation Diploma in IT and will allow you to combine your skills of problem-solving, analysis and creative thinking to come up with solutions for various technology systems.

Course content

The units are designed to give you an insight into the varied careers in computing and IT, helping you to identify areas of interest and your future specialism for progression to HE, apprenticeships or the workplace.

Course themes:

  1. IT technical support
  2. Cyber security
  3. Website production
  4. Software design and development project
  5. Systems analysis and design

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and maths plus a good personal reference, successful interview and attendance at a taster session.

Assessment

Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk

Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund to help with travel. You don’t have to pay this money back. Apply to the Learner Support Fund.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Food and Essential Equipment

You can get FREE meals and support towards the cost of essential equipment at college, if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own and in receipt of income support, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirkby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Kimberworth, Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/student-life/student-travel/

*Terms and conditions apply +44 (0)1226 216 123 info@barnsley.ac.uk

Future opportunities

Having a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in IT can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. This course is ideal if you wish to progress onto HE within an IT related area such as Digital Technology, Creative Technology and Business Information Systems.

Future careers may include:

  • Digital Technician
  • Application Data Technician
  • Software Developer/Tester
  • Applications Developer
  • Security Professional
  • IT Project Management
  • Big Data Analyst

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 August 2018
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