ICT and Computing (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma (Level 3)




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Course Overview

We live in a digital age. Mobile technology, social networking, cloud computing and internet-based systems have all radically changed the way we live over the last 15 years. This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, has been designed to give you a broad understanding of Computing IT to help you to identify which area you might want to pursue in the future.

Second year students will have to carry out a compulsory 315 hour industrial placement.



Coursework (58%) Exam (42%)

Duration: 2 year
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, preferred GCSE in computing or ICT

Exam board: Edexcel

£30 for textbooks.

Programme leader:

Swapna Jare

Course structure

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Following this course, students are well placed for Apprenticeships in IT, with past students achieving employment at organisations such as CISCO and Microsoft. Other roles in the field of IT may include Database Analyst, Digital Strategist, IT developer and Technologist.

Higher education

This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to progress to university to study Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Game Design, Multimedia or Information Technology.

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