Diploma Information Technology

Level 3
Assessment: Assessment is through coursework portfolios, a combination of written and practical research.


We are excited to be able to offer this hands on modular course, designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills needed in today's work place or for further study. The course will extend thestudent's understanding of the personal attributes valued by employers and the principles of effective communication in order to use ICT effectively and be able to address personal development needs. Students will learn to understand the components of computer systems and be able to set up and maintain computer systems, and understand how information systems are used by organisations. Students will also develop skills in a range of software applications, and other themes could include systems analysisand design, software design and development, event-driven programming, computer games platforms and technologies, computer games design, digitalgraphics, and cyber-security systems. The course is equivalent to 2 A levels as a result you would only pick one other subject to study alongside this qualification.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 4
Two Years
There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips. You will be asked to pay £5 to cover the cost of photocopies, booklets and case study material.
Students study a selection of mandatory and optional units over the two year course. This level 3 qualification is equivalent to two A Levels. Some units will have exams, but the majority will be assessed by coursework. A Vocational qualification in IT is valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in the IT industry. Students may also progress into related courses in Higher Education such as HND or degree courses. The study of IT will also support a career in a wide range of areas, for example studying ICT alongside Business Studies would be a strong combination for any career in business.
Courses that link particularly well with this course are those offered in the Business department, creative media courses, and science and engineering courses. So, if you have an interest in IT and have a creative spark, please apply. Prior study is not required, but students who have passed this subject at level 2 have an advantage.