BTEC Level 3 Diploma in
IT Practitioners

International Students

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This course is for students seeking a solid foundation on which to build a career in IT and computing or to enter Higher Education. Students make extensive use of the Internet and email, networking, and industrial and commercial systems.

Course Content

Computer Systems
This unit outlines the fundamental ways in which a computer works, starting with simple logic and progressing to a simple model of a microprocessor.

Principles of Software Design and Development
This unit focuses on the whole design and development process.

Developing Computer Games
This unit is intended to prepare you for the exciting and creative journey of designing, developing, and testing computer game solutions.

Event Driven Programming
This unit will help you to familiarise yourself with the underpinning concepts of event driven programming.

You are internally assessed through assignments that are set and marked. There are two externally-assessed pieces of coursework in the second year.


  • Optional Cisco CCNA units in Year 2.

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths,
  • or
  • a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Merit grade, as well as GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.

Progression Opportunities

You will learn and use a variety of skills throughout the course, which are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges.


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They'll also guide you through our application process, explain the different kinds of support available, and talk to you about the huge variety of enrichment activities that you can be part of.

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Our next open day

Saturday 9th February 10:00am - 1:00pm

Key Facts


  • September 2019

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 19/20DFH5141

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