BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT / Applied Foundations in IT
Our applied foundations in IT (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progress to higher qualifications in IT and management. The vocational qualification has been designed with the guidance of employers, representatives from professional bodies and higher education.
This is a perfect foundations programme for students with no knowledge of IT and for those who would like to pursue a rewarding career in the IT industry.
The course aims to provide you with an engaging and stimulating syllabus that balances your future professional needs alongside your academic progression. Some of the topics covered include website development, data modelling and IT service delivery. The course’s broad scope will leave you with many options upon graduating.
You will be expected to combine your knowledge and understanding through practical application and technical skill.
Why should you take this course?
If you are a budding IT enthusiast and would like a career in the computing field, then the Applied Foundations in IT is a 12-18 months course designed to equip learners aged 16 and above with several skills and the knowledge necessary to pursue bachelors degree in Computing or gain an entry level employment.
As parents, we understand your concerns on providing the best possible education for your child. Our qualifications are awarded by Pearson which ensures that your child can transfer to more than 200 universities globally to complete their education. Starting at AED 30,000/ -, the tuition fees for BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT, are tailored to suit the finances of most households.
Why Study with UKCBC Dubai?
- We have been delivering vocational qualifications in the UK since 2001, where over 3,000 students choose to study with us every year.
- We have a state-of-the art campus in the heart of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) that is easily accessible by all modes of transport.
- Practical application of concepts through engaging projects designed with industry consultants in order to help you develop employable skills.
- Affordable tuition fees with attractive scholarships & bursaries.
As with each Pearson qualification, the course involves internal, external and synoptic assessments. You will be required to give presentations, undertake on-job placements and create independent research projects.
As a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT student, you must complete a total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH); the guided learning hours are broken up by modules, with modules having 60, 90 & 120 GLH.
Qualification Credit Value: 180 credit value
Total Number of Units: 18 units. The course is comprised of 3 mandatory units and 15 optional specialist units
Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 2: Computer Systems
Unit 3: Information Systems
Unit 4: Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
Unit 8: e-Commerce
Unit 9: Computer Networks
Unit 10: Communication Technologies
Unit 11: Systems Analysis and Design
Unit 13: IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair
Unit 15: Object Oriented Programming
Unit 17: Project Planning with IT
Unit 18: Database Design
Unit 21: Data Analysis and Design
Unit 28: Website Production
Unit 32: Networked Systems Security
Unit 34: Business Resources
Unit 39: Web Animation for Interactive Media
Unit 43: Multimedia Design
After completing The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT, you will have the opportunity to move onto a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing, start year 1 of your undergraduate degree or gain entry level employment.
- Minimum 3 IGCSE’s including Math, English and a related subject
- Grade 10 or equivalent in any curriculum with minimum 55%
- BTEC Level 2 in any ﬁeld
- Work Experience (for working professionals)
- Additional English language proficiency may apply where medium of teaching is not English
Students applying for fast track programme must show additional competency and pass an interview with faculty members.
The foundations course will be delivered in two modes – regular and fast track. Students can opt any of the delivery modes however the final decision will be based on the faculty where the student grades will be an important deciding factor.
Fast Track [12 months] – AED 30,000** per year (inclusive of VAT)
Regular Mode [18-24 months] – AED 27,000** per year (inclusive of VAT)
**Additional awarding body registration fees may apply
For more details on the tuition fees please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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