Information Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Full Time - September 2018

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6CL3061B21

Course introduction

Do you want a career in the dynamic and ever-changing world of IT? If so, this course will give you the hand-up you need to break into the IT industry.

As well as a recognised qualification on paper, this Extended Diploma will give you knowledge and skills that will help you better harness the power of information and communications technology.

Like many of our students, you could be surprised at the breadth of academic opportunities and career pathways that studying this subject brings.

After all, computer technology is pervasive in the modern world, and your ability to use it at a high level will make you an important member of any professional team.

Why choose Brock for Information Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock our IT and Computer Science department is equipped with up-to-date hardware and software, which means you will learn using exactly the kind of IT assets you will find in the modern workplace.

All IT teaching staff are subject specialists who have specific areas of interest and expertise.

Thanks to their wealth of industry knowledge and teaching experience, you will learn by completing realistic tasks that mirror those in modern workplaces.

Teaching & learning

Our approach to learning on this course is very practical, with lessons generally organised as workshops or computer laboratories.

As the content of this course sits at the cutting edge of developments in the IT industry, you can expect to use technologies and techniques that are innovative and new.

To help you grow as a learner and IT specialist we will encourage you to work independently within a framework of structured support.

Course structure

  • Study a variety of units to discover more about areas that interest you using modern software packages: MS Visual Studio 2017; Unity; Adobe Animate; MS Office 2016 (365 for CS students).
  • Become skilled in cybersecurity to ensure you can protect your systems against malicious threats.
  • Investigate potential ideas for new application development, from design through to prototyping.
  • Acquire new insights into the Internet of Things, examining the impact on individuals and society.
  • Apply Object Oriented Programming knowledge in C# to game development using Unity and GitHub for repository management.
  • Become proficient in full stack web development, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Design and build fully functioning client/server networks.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • English language
  • Maths

What can I do with this qualification?

By successfully completing this qualification you will become a more suitable candidate for employment and higher-level apprenticeships across the full spectrum of industries – not just IT.

You may also use this qualification to get into university, where you may choose to study a degree or HND course.

Past students have forged careers in areas that include: ICT, business, website development, game development and network engineering.

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  • I’ve always enjoyed computing, and so to be able to study it at university is perfect for me. I feel that Brock has prepared me well. Therefore I am confident about starting at Bournemouth University.

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