BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Diploma in IT is a work-related course with strong links to the local IT and Computing industry.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.

Mature students or those with alternative qualifications/experience will be considered on an individual basis.

If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements, please contact us.


How long is this course?

A two-year full-time course commencing September 2022, ending June 2024.


What will I study on this course?

You will complete assignments that will develop the skills and knowledge that lead to IT-related careers or higher education. 

Study includes both core units and optional units.

Overview of Core Units:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Service Delivery.

Optional Unit Subject areas:

  • Web Development
  • IT Tech Support
  • App Development
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Technologies 
  • Other specialist Computing Units.


What Qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology.


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands College are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course, you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend at least one week in a work placement.


What does this course lead on to?

The final qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, giving you the skills to either move on to University or go straight into employment.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to career opportunities in Business, such as IT Administration and Support and other IT-related careers (usually in a Trainee position with opportunities for progression).


How much will it cost?

  • There are no fees for this course.
  • All students are required to bring their own laptop to participate on the course.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Highlands College Admissions Team on 608582 or email