BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for ICT Practitioners

Overview

  • Adults (Part-time), 16-18 (Full-time)

Details

Level 3 Diploma for ICT Practitioners Jake

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This is a practical course and is divided into units. The first two units are mandatory and then a selection of 16 units from the following:

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Managing Networks
  • Software Design and Development
  • Organisational Systems Security
  • e-Commerce
  • Computer Networks
  • Communication Technologies
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT Technical Support
  • IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Procedural Programming
  • Project Planning with IT
  • Database Design
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Controlling Systems Using IT
  • Maintaining Computer Systems
  • Mathematics for IT Practitioners
  • Web Server Scripting
  • Website Production
  • Installing and Upgrading Software
  • Digital Graphics
  • Computer Animation
  • Networked Systems Security
  • Supporting Business Activities
  • Business Resources
  • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media
  • Computer Game Platforms and Technologies
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Interactive Media Authoring
  • Web Animation for Interactive Media
  • Computer Game Design
  • 3D Modelling
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Multimedia Design

Please Note

 

Extended Diplomas are delivered as two one year programmes:

Year 1 - Subsidiary Diploma

Year 2 - Diploma/Extended Diploma

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Subsidiary programme prior to being considered appropriate for a year 2 qualification.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma can lead to a degree programme at university or to the College's HND programme in Computing & Systems Development. Students can progress from this course directly into employment.

How will I learn?

Through assignments, own study, videos, guest speakers, practical work, theory work carried out over the period of the course. Specific units are designed to meet the needs of students at the appropriate level.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by practical assignments. You will need to build a portfolio of tasks for assessment.

You will have a personal tutor who will provide help with personal development and careers advice and your individual learning programme.

Equipment and other costs

None

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for ICT Practitioners

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

University

Is there additional work required by the student?

To successfully complete this course you will be expected to spend a number of additional hours a week on assignments, project or field trips.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Computing, Information Technology

Awarding Body

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You should have at least 5 GCSE grade 'C' passes including English and Mathematics or have an ITQ L2 or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with English and mathematics at GCSE grade 'C' or Foundation Skill level 2.  All applicants will take an English and mathematics assessment and will be interviewed. You may also be required to take a short IT test to make sure that you have the necessary IT skills to benefit from this advanced course.

Expected prior knowledge

None

English level

Level 2 (GCSE Grade C)

Mathematics level

Level 2 (GCSE Grade C)

Support

Further Education Fees

All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2015. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2015 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.

How much will my course cost?

The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.

Part Funded Courses

You may be eligible for a concession if:

  • You are aged 19-23 years old and are studying at the level of your chosen course for the first time. This applies to Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Where appropriate, you will have no fees to pay apart from the cost of any specialist materials or equipment used during your course.
  • You are unemployed and in receipt of a ‘work-related’ benefit such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), or work-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). In such circumstances, you will have no fees to pay apart from the cost of any specialist materials or equipment used during your course, if applicable.
  • You are unemployed and in receipt of an ‘income-based’ benefit, such as Income Support or Housing Benefit. In such circumstances, you will not be required to pay any fees apart from the cost of any specialist materials or equipment used during your course, if applicable.
  • You are an asylum seeker in receipt of financial assistance (NASS), you may be eligible for concessionary fees.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 24 or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. This is available to eligible students starting a course after 1st August 2013. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.

Fee remission/concessionary rates

Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged 19-23 years old and are studying a Level 2 course for the first time.
  • You are aged 19-23 years old and are studying a Level 3 course for the first time.
  • You are unemployed and in receipt of a ‘work-related’ benefit such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), or work-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • You are unemployed and in receipt of an ‘income-based’ benefit, such as Income Support or Housing Benefit.
  • You are an asylum seeker in receipt of financial assistance (NASS).

Childcare

Are you aged 20 or over? Is the cost of childcare preventing you from studying? The College has a limited childcare fund to support parents who want to study but need help towards the cost of childcare.

The fund is small, you cannot presume that you will get help with childcare costs, even if you meet the eligibility criteria. It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available to help with your childcare costs.

Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances. In addition to demonstrating that you are on a low income, you must also meet the College’s general eligibility criteria.

General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 20 and over
  • Considered a home student for fee purposes
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study funded by the Skills Funding Agency or in receipt of a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan
  • Discussed and had confirmation of funding for childcare support before enrolling
  • Studying for a minimum of 10 hours a week *

Financial Eligibility

You need to have evidence that you fall into one of the following groups:

  • on a low income
  • a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a means tested benefit e.g. Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing benefit etc.

The evidence you will be required to produce:

  • a current JSA/UC/ Income Support/Pension Credit letter, a Tax Credit Award notice showing income for tax year 2014-15 or recent correspondence from the DWP/Housing Benefit office which specifies the benefit being received.
  • evidence of income may be a 2014-15 P60/Tax Return, recent pay-slips showing income evidence from previous two months from which the income can be calculated or a signed letter from the employer(s) stating the salary paid

Your childcare provision:

  • arrangements will be made with students on an individual basis.
  • all childcare providers must be OFSTED registered.
  • childcare will only be paid for days when you are attending College or a mandatory work placement.
  • student on full-time courses will be a priority for childcare funding.
  • nursery places will be subject to a contract between College/student/nursery.
  • childcare payments are made subject to students reaching 85% attendance on a monthly basis.
  • funding for childcare is time-limited

Speak to a Student Advisor as soon as possible to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST do this before you enrol on a course

For more information email studentadvice@cwc.ac.uk.