IT BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 A levels.

This course has been designed for students gain the abilities and knowledge to succeed in the IT sector. You will learn about computers and their use and importance in modern communication technology.


Course Units

Unit 01: Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 02: Computer Systems
Unit 03: Information Systems
Unit 06: Software Design and Development
Unit 07: Organisational Systems Security
Unit 09: Computer Networks
Unit 28: Website Production
Unit 30: Digital Graphics
Unit 42: Spreadsheet Modelling

Unit 04: Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
Unit 05: Managing Networks
Unit 11: Systems Analysis and Design
Unit 12: IT Technical Support
Unit 13: IT Systems, Troubleshooting and Repair
Unit 14: Event Driven Programming
Unit 18: Database Design
Unit 23: Human Computer Interaction
Unit 29: Installing and Upgrading Software

Course Assessment

Assessment will be carried out by teaching staff and the grades will then be sent to Edexcel for moderation. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination.

This Course Can Lead To…

Many students from SFX go on to do degrees in subjects such as Computing, Engineering, IT, Business, Multimedia and Networks Technology. Others have chosen to take up employment in these fields and have received further training whilst at work.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in Maths
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT (or equivalent) with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths

Course Highlights

  • Explore and experiment with different types of networks and the standards relating to network
  • systems, including local and wide area networks in a well-equipped Lab.
  • We offer work experience with wellknown companies such as BT, Barclays Bank PLC & Transport for London.