BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology


  • Course: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology
  • Qualification Type: National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or Maths

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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Equivalent to 3 A Levels

You will develop knowledge and practical skills in the field of information and communications technology, including web design and e-commerce, data communications, expert systems and computing, social media for businesses, information systems (Databases), programming, cyber security and incident management, IT services delivery, IT project management, computer game development digital 2D and 3D graphics and digital animation and effects. You will complete practical projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and find out about career routes in IT.


Themes covered over the 2 years are:

Exam Based Units:

• Information Technology.

• Creating Systems to Manage Information

• Cyber Security & Incident Management

• IT Service Delivery

Coursework Based Units:

• Using Social Media in Business

• Data Modelling

• Programming

• Website Development

• Computer Games Development

• IT Project Management

• IT Technical Support & Management.

• Enterprise in IT

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

Units 1, 2, 11 and 14 are assessed by written exams

All other units are assessed by assignment work.

What can I do next?

Degrees or Apprenticeships in: Information Technology and Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Animation, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity. 

Career progression: IT systems support, IT engineer, Computer programmer, Ethical Hacker, computer scientist, software developer, networking and software engineer. Ethical Hacker, Fiber Network Planner, Head of Digital Acquisition, Cyber Security Analyst, IT consultant.


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