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IT Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Applied Diploma

IT is at the heart of everyday life, at work, home and in our leisure time: from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem solving, IT has an ever-increasing role to play. Our course has been developed to allow you to follow current digital industry requirements and match the proposed government changes to the national curriculum in IT.

Developments such as the Internet of Everything, smartphone apps, social media and online gaming means the career opportunities in this market are rapidly growing and show no signs of slowing down. Our course will support you to find career opportunities suited to your individual talents and specialist knowledge such as computing, graphics, web design, gaming design, and animation roles.

This course is equivalent to one A level.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Click here for a full list of Course Costs

Course Content

Take an in-depth look at the IT that is all around us. IT is at the heart of everyday life, it has an ever-increasing role at work, at home and in our leisure time.

You will develop a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace, providing useful experience if you have an interest in an IT-related career.

You will study digital pathways and the applications of virtual and augmented reality. Your time will be spent exploring the interactive ways in which people engage with their digital media; working on a range of individual projects you will take part in course-specific work experience, and trips, and meet guest speakers.

Year 1:

You will learn about the Internet of Everything and how it is used. Using your knowledge you will carry out a feasibility study for a potential project. You will gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how business uses IT.

You will learn how to use virtual reality and augmented reality. The final piece of work will produce a working visual giving the user sensory experience of the real world.

Year 2:

You will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the wider potential of mobile technologies and its consequences to people and businesses.

You will demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential.


You will be assessed by a combination of internally-assessed assignments and externally-set and marked assessments.

Special Features

You will visit an IT trade fair to see the latest innovations in technology. Recent visits have included to BETT at Excel in London.


Is it for me?

You will enjoy and benefit from ICT if you:

  • are keen to use computers as a tool for problem-solving;
  • are interested in working, both individually and in groups, to find the best use of ICT in different situations;
  • are considering following a career where ICT can be used as a powerful development tool.


Entry Requirements

At least 5 grade 4s or equivalent in a range of subjects at GCSE level, including grade 4 or above in GCSE English and a grade 4 or a Merit in GCSE IT if taken.

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