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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology (IT)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma in IT


January, April & September


12 months (Fast track)


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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Applied Foundations in Information Technology offers an excellent starting point for students and professionals pursuing a career in information technology. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this course covers a wide range of topics for students who want to keep their options open while starting a career in IT.

This vocational qualification trains students to learn problem solving skills in a real IT environment and gain industry-centric skills in order to boost their knowledge and employability. Taught by experienced computing specialists, the main elements of the course cover hardware, networking, programming, graphics and web development.

Combining a mix of theoretical and practical modules in a well-resourced environment, this qualification covers an array of computing units that allow students to experience the full scope of the world of information technology, helping them to identify areas of interest and future specializations. The practical application of IT concepts and technical skills gained from this qualification balances future professional needs along with ideal academic progression.

For programme registration details, contact our Course Advisors here

Why UKCBC Dubai?

  • Credibility
    We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
  • Pearson Qualifications
    Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
  • Affordable
    We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
  • Practical
    Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real-world events and situations when completing their assignments.
  • Partnerships
    We are partnered with prestigious universities both locally and globally. You can check out university partners on our university partnerships page that allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
  • Student Support
    Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.

Course Assessments

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Applied Foundations in Information Technology involves both internal and external assessments. Assessments in each module are structured to meet specified learning outcomes.

  • Phase tests.
  • Laboratory exercises.
  • Practical IT demonstrations.
  • Independent research projects
  • Real-time software simulations.
  • Presentations with assessor questioning.

Career Progression

Course Structure

As a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT student, you must complete a total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH).

GLH are categorized by modules – with 60, 90 and 120 hours.
Qualification Credit Value: 180 credit value.
Total Number of Units: 14 units.

Programme Units

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems – Strategy, Management and Infrastructure
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (SQL/Access)
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business
Unit 4: Programming
Unit 5: Data Modelling (Excel-Spreadsheet Based)
Unit 6: Website Development
Unit 8: Computer Games Development
Unit 9: IT Project Management
Unit 11: Cyber Security and Incident Management
Unit 12: IT Technical Support and Management
Unit 15: Cloud storage and Collaboration Tools
Unit 16: Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
Unit 17: Digital Animation and Effects
Unit 18: The Internet of Things

For more information on the course structure, you can connect with our Academic Advisor here

Entry Requirements

For specific information about our entry requirements please contact our admissions department at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

Tuition Fees    

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT.

Fast Track (12 months) AED 42,000 Full course (exclusive of VAT)


Additional Fees

Administration Fees

Amount (AED)

One-time Application fee


Administration fee


Visa Fee


Medical Insurance


Visa deposit (refundable)


Scholarships and discounts available. For more details on the fee structure, scholarships and discounts, please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

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