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ICT : Level 3 National Extended Diploma (3 A Levels) at WQE

Course description

Year 1:
You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems Externally assessed through a 2 hour written examination set and marked by the exam board.
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information Externally assessed through a task set and marked by Pearson over 10 hours in a one-week period.
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business Assessed by written assignments.
Unit 4: Programming Assessed by written assignments.

You will study the following 2 optional units in year 1:

Unit 5: Data Modelling Assessed by internal assignment.
Unit 6: Website Development Assessed by internal assignment.

Year 2:

You will study the following 3 mandatory units:
Unit 9: I.T. Project Management. Assessed by written assignments.
Unit 11: Cyber Security and Incidence Management Externally assessed by a task set over a 9 hour period and marked by the exam board.
Unit 14: IT Service delivery. Externally assessed by a task set over an 11 hour period and marked by the exam board.

You will study 4 optional units in year 2:
Unit 7: Mobile Apps Development Assessed by written assignments.
Unit 8: Computer Games Development Assessed by written assignments.
Unit 10: Big Data and Business Analytics Assessed by written assignments.
Unit 20: Enterprise in IT. Assessed by written assignments.

Course content

This course is taught using lectures, demonstrations, practical work, group activity and individual study. Teachers are not only well qualified and experienced but also provide students with a high level of professional support.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below) this course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics

Assessment

This Extended Diploma is assessed by a 10 hour practical exam, a 2 hour written exam, plus a 9 hour external task, an 11 hour external task, and a portfolio. It is graded: Pass, Merit, and Distinction. Students can obtain a Distinction* grade overall.

Future opportunities

Level 3 courses earn you UCAS points allowing you to take on HND/ HNC or honours degrees.

Further information

This is a full time course which is equivalent to 3 A levels.

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

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: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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