Technology, Computing and E-systems Level 3 Extended (17/18)

The course has been designed to continue developing the high level skills of a future IT professional. The focus of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Technology, Computing and E-systems is on developing the skills learnt in the first year. You will gain good knowledge of a range of subjects including Website design, 3D Modelling programming as well as more practical units such as installing and upgrading software and troubleshooting and repair. You will look at major developments in the world of Information Technology and their impact on the world. A major project will also be undertaken. You will be expected to generate ideas and bring them to fruition fully documenting the process. You will develop wide ranging skills which will help with your next steps into the world of Information Technology. As part of your personal development we will be looking at Higher Education opportunities or employment. This will include guest speakers, visits to University as well as HE days within the College. We will then help you prepare for your next steps.

  • What will be studied
    You will be studying a 9 units over 1 academic year to obtain an additional 90 Credits giving the full Extended Diploma, which will focus on the practical side of the IT industry. The units you will be studying are: 3D Modelling Event Driven Programming Website Production Installing and Upgrading Software IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair Networked Systems Security Project to include planning, design and implementation. Maths and English can also be studied alongside the main programme.
  • What are the entry requirements?
    To apply for a place on this popular course, you need to have completed and passed the first year of the course.
  • Where does this course lead to?
    BSc in IT/Computing BA in Media BA in Business Employment within the IT Sector
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    At the end of the 2nd year programme, you will achieve a Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT which is the equivalent of 3 'A’ Level
  • How will this course be delivered?
    The course is delivered through different tasks, which you work through. You will be taught through presentations, practical demonstrations, 1:1 support and tutorials.
  • How will I be assessed?
    Assessment is via practical assignments, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction on successful completion of each unit.
  • How to get a place?
    Successful completion of Year 1 of the course
  • Exam Board:
    Website Designer Database Administrator Social Media role


Start Date : September 2017 End Date : July 2018 Fee : No fees are payable but you should have a memory stick to back up your work.
Day : Monday Time : 17 hours Fee Description : No fees are payable but you should have a memory stick to back up your work. Duration : 1 Year
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Case Studies
Alex Johnson (Information Technology)
Kidderminster College learner, Alex Johnson, won a scholarship to University after passing his entrance examinations. Alex Johnson, who studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology, Computing and E-systems, was granted a Merit Award by Aberystwyth University. The Merit award includes financial assistance and an unconditional offer ofread more

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