Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology (IT)
January, April & September
12 Months (Fast Track)
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.
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.
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.
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