Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are looking to progress onto employment in the IT industry or into Higher Education.

5 GCSE at 9-4 (A*-C) including IT and/or merit at BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT. After completion of the Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT, a decision will be made regarding the progression to Level 3 diploma.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

This course will be assessed by 1 externally set practical exam and 3 units of internally assessed coursework.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The course is run over three days per week for 35 weeks.

You will study the following modules:

Unit 4: Programming
Unit 9: IT Project Management
Unit 11: Cyber Security and Incident Management (External Activity)
Unit 12: IT Technical Support

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