BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (QCF) (90 Credits)
This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or higher education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team, you will gain knowledge of a range of areas, including IT support, troubleshooting and maintenance, networking, programming, web development and graphic design. You will also gain a background understanding of computer and information systems as well as many other practical skills.
On Program Assessment
Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on program through a combination of Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules and specified vendor and professional qualifications. These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.
End Point Assessment
The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on
A portfolio – produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment
A project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace
an employer reference
a structured interview with an assessor – exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced
An independent assessor will assess each element of the end point assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.
To get a place, you first need to register for an Assessment Day below at one of our training centres. Just pick the most convenient place and time for you, and then turn up with your documentation
Proof of ID: passport or birth certificate .
Proof of benefits: JSA award letter from JCP or bank statement showing your JSA payment not older than 2 months if you claim benefits
Proof of address).
If you can prove your eligibility by bringing in all the necessary documents and you pass the initial assessment exam, you will be invited to enrol into the course. We’ll drop you an e-mail explaining the things you need to bring after you’ve chosen your time and place.
Students must be aged 18 years or over. They must possess four GCSE’s at grade C and above including English and Mathematics or an equivalent such as IGCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 qualification, or a BTEC first Diploma. Mature students (over 21 years of age) may be exempt from this requirement on grounds of experience.
Course can be delivered over 26 weeks in a blended learning approach.
What will I study?
Developing computer games
Communication and employability skills
IT technical support
IT systems troubleshooting and repair
Website production and management
Client-side customisation of web pages
Organisational systems security
IT systems analysis and design
Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours
Logical and creative thinking skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
Can use own initiative
A thorough and organised approach
Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment