Do you want to gain skills all employers are looking for? Our IT courses support all level of ambition, whether you are looking to gain foundation skills that will support you in a range of roles, or you want to work in the industry as a specialist, this is the course for you!

Because our BTEC Level 3 Information Technology qualification is available as a number of options, your choice will depend on your future career plans and how much of the technical aspects of IT you wish to study. This qualification supports a wide range of careers in the IT industry, and progression to degree level study.

This is a two year course equal to three A Levels. Studying this programme will allow you to develop real insight into IT systems and develop in-depth technical knowledge and skills.

General entry criteria applies. 

Topics include:


- IT service delivery (external examination)
- 2D and 3D graphics
- Mobile apps development, including the development of an app
- Software testing
- The internet


This is a highly interactive course, and you will benefit from the input of our visiting industry speakers and events such as our IMPACT day where you will be challenged by leading experts and be able to showcase your skills.

All of our students are encouraged to prepare for their future success by undertaking additional qualifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist and attending an extensive industry placement.

Through your experience of practical activities and theory you will develop your self-confidence and communication skills. Group work, role plays and presentations will offer you the chance to develop as a student and prepare you for your next step.

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Your work will be graded at pass, merit or distinction giving you an overall grade at the end of the course. 

This course supports you to pursue a range of diverse career paths. For example, spreadsheets are used to prepare financial budgets, and you will gain skills valued by the majority of employers. All of our qualifications support progression to industry, and we have strong links to local employers where you can apply your learning in a real life context.

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The topics you study will prepare you for a varied range of roles and degree level courses. As well as your programme of study you will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, and undertake additional qualifications such as the Microsoft Office Specialist. These experiences all help you.

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