If you wish to pursue a career in IT, this course will give you the knowledge and understanding that is required for success within the industry. This qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study IT as a one-year, full-time course.
Students will attend college 3-4 days per week, depending on their English and Maths requirements.
All learners must attend industry-relevant work experience for two weeks. Both English and Maths are part of your course every week with Levels 1-2 (including GCSE) catered for.
You will be required to complete six units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external. This will allow you to gain a BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology.
The course will develop your skills and understanding in each of the following areas:
You will also complete Skills Zone for developing soft skills, employability, CV creation and job hunting.
You will learn in a variety of ways – through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, by independent study and by evaluation and assessment of your work. The course includes industry research and report writing, the development of your CV and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. Field trips are also planned during the course.
You will need to satisfy one of the following entry requirements:
Entry onto all full time courses is also subject to:
Overseas equivalent qualifications will also be considered as determined by qualified guidance staff within the Admissions team.
Applicants will be required to sit an initial assessment of their IT, English and Maths ability.
This course is open to 16 to 18 year olds.
Students typically progress to our level 3 year 2 TecBac Course, allowing them to gather a deeper understanding of Web Development and Social Media for Digital Marketing, Cyber Security or Application Development.
The course will give you a good foundation in computer programming that will help you in your journey to secure employment. It will help you add valuable skills to your CV and also give you the tools you will need to find and develop a suitable position.
Following are some of the Progression Routes:
The course is fee for 16-18 students.
If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.
We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.