Introduction to the course

The Extended Diploma Level 3 in IT Year 2 (Top Up) is designed to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to build a career in the computing industry. The course is specifically targeted at individuals who are interested in the programming element of the computing industry, including software and games development.

This is a 2 year course. You will study a total of 18 units (over 2 years) that have been handpicked by the team to provide you with the best opportunity to achieve a thorough understanding of the ICT world.

Year 1 is Subsidiary Diploma which is equivalent to 1.5 “A” levels

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Subsidiary programme prior to being considered appropriate for a year 2 qualification.

Year 2 is Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 “A” levels

Units taught on the course

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT

  • Computer Systems

  • Information Systems

  • Software Design and Development

  • Organisational Systems Security

  • e-Commerce

  • Computer Networks

  • IT Technical Support

  • IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair

  • Object Orientated Programming

  • Database Design

  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages

  • Data Analysis and Design

  • Developing Computer Games

  • Website Production

  • Digital Graphics

  • Computer Animation

  • Computer Game Design

  • Spreadsheet Modelling

What do I need?

As an applicant, you will be asked to attend the college for an interview with a course leader and take a literacy and numeracy assessment.

How is the course taught?

The course's syllabus is taught through a mix of guided lessons and individual work. You will be expected to put in additional hours of independent learning and spend time in the Learning Resource Centre Library to support your study and complete the programmed successfully.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the length of the course through a variety of assignments. After enrolling on the course, you will begin to build a portfolio of work that will also be assessed.

What does it lead to?

You could use your qualification to enter into a Higher Education degree, or to head straight into employment. Potential jobs that this course could lead to include IT Operate/IT User Support Technician Roles.

Employer's Benefit

For an employer this courses provides an excellent grounding for the roles of IT Operation / IT User Support technicians.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 1 Sep 2020 - 2 Jul 2021 - Daytime

Course Code: NE3MITN1 / 20DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
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Tottenham Centre 1 Sep 2020 - 2 Jul 2021 - Daytime

Course Code: NE3MITN1 / 20DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
Apply Now!