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Hayes Campus: Course Starting Tue 01 September 2020

Starts: 01/09/2020

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification preferably with a distinction. If you do not have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above you will take a formal test in both subjects. ICT skills are essential and you will have an interview and assessment.

Who is the course for

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology is intended as an Applied General qualification. It is designed to be studied over two years and is equivalent to three A Levels. It fully meets entry requirements in information technology or related study such as an HNC or HND in Computing or progress to a degree course in information technology and related areas such as: Digital Technology Solutions, IT Management for Business, Computer Networks Security or Business Computing and Entrepreneurship

Course Content

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT is 180 credits and has 1080 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification it consists of three mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits (where at least 135 credits must be at level 3 or above).

Mandatory units

  • 1) Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • 2) Computer Systems
  • 3) Information Systems

Optional units: Below are few of the optional course Units delivered on the course:

  • 6) Software Design and Development
  • 7) Organisational Systems Security
  • 8) e-Commerce
  • 9) Computer Networks
  • 10) Communication Technologies
  • 11) Systems Analysis and Design
  • 12) IT Technical Support
  • 13) IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair
  • 14) Event Driven Programming

Study Methods

This course is classroom taught and you will have opportunities to develop your IT and computing skills through instructor led workshops.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments including written assignments, group work, practicals, presentations, etc. You will have a personal tutor who will provide help with personal development and careers advice and your individual learning programme.

Where next - Further Studies

The qualification fully meets the requirements for progression to a wide range of programmes in IT and related areas. These include:

  • HNC or HND in Computing, Engineering or Business Management.
  • BSc in Business Information and Technology
  • BSc in Digital Technology Solutions
  • BSc (Hons) in Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Creative Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology Management for Business
  • BSc in Computing Forensics
  • BSc in Computer Networks and Security

Where next - Job Opportunities

The qualification gives learners a broad base of knowledge of the IT sector. Successful candidates can expect to find employment opportunities in software development, business & industrial applications of computers and user support.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Last updated: 31 October 2019

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Tue 01 September 2020

Starts: 01/09/2020

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00