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IT (Networking and Systems Support) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Burnley College

Course description

This course focuses on designing and building network solutions using CISCO networking equipment. You will analyse computer systems, develop core skills required to support users in a work environment and explore network security concepts.

Specialist IT subjects include CISCO, systems analysis and design, network management, IT technical support, project planning and computer networking.

Students will use Industry standard software for all subjects, while our dedicated classrooms have high specification computer hardware for production of high resolution graphics, games and animation. A range of gaming platforms are used to give students a holistic view of the industry. Students will use animation specialist resources, such as modelling clay, cameras & lighting.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language or Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade or above and a GCSE grade C in English Language or Mathematics.


We use a variety of practical and theory based approaches to assess you including: reports, presentations and practical assignments. The CISCO units involve online multiple choice examinations.

Future opportunities

Upon successfully completing the course, you could progress onto a range of university programmes including: Computing, Computer Forensics, Computer Science with Embedded Systems, and Networking and Information Systems.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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