BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for ICT Practitioners

Overview

  • International Students, 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 at 4-5 (C) or above including English and Mathematics or have an ITQ L2 or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with English and mathematics at GCSE grade 4-5 (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 English GCSE at 4-5 or above.

Mathematics level

Level 2 Maths GCSE at 4-5 or above.

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 2019. 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 2019 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.

19+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. 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:

  • Entry to Level 1 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 2 or above qualification*
  • Entry to Level 1 courses may be free for 24+ year olds who are unemployed or meet low wage criteria
  • Full Level 2 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 2 or above qualification*
  • Full Level 2 courses may be free or 24+ year olds who are unemployed or meet low wage criteria
  • Full Level 3 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full L3 or above qualification*. 

For more information on fees and remission click here.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. 

For further information click here.

Childcare

Financial support to help with childcare

Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20

If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn. 

Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study.  Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.

For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.

Childcare support for people aged 20+

Financial support towards the cost of nursery, childminder, breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.

If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.

You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.

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.

Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.

General eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 20 and over
  • Considered a home student for fee purposes
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency  or in receipt of a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan
  • Discussed and had confirmation of funding for childcare support before enrolling

Financial eligibility:

 You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:

  • 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.

When looking for childcare please be aware:

  • all childcare providers must be OFSTED registered
  • any 2+ or 3+ government funding must be used by the student. Only additional hours needed for study will be funded by the College.
  • childcare will only be paid for days when you are attending College or a mandatory work placement.
  • students on full-time courses will be a priority for childcare funding.
  • childcare 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.

All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.

Email learner.services@cwc.ac.uk to put your name on the childcare waiting list.  You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.