Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology 

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Krysia.McKenna@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Fiona.Keenan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Michael-John.Gillen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Cookstown
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Olga.Kelly@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing. It is a 2 year course consisting of 13 units, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Units are assessed either internally (9) or externally (4) and are both practical and theory based. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.

Course Content

You will study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations. The qualification also includes a choice of optional units covering areas such as data modelling and analytics, computer games development, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies, software testing and enterprise for IT. Students will use the College VLE (virtual learning environment) to access course materials and additional resources; this is also accessible from outside the College using the Internet.

Core Modules

7 Core Modules: Information Technology Systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business, Programming, IT Project Management, Cyber Security and Incident Management and IT Service Delivery

Optional Modules

6 additional Modules from the following: Data Modelling, Website Development, Mobile Apps Development, Software Testing, IT Technical Support and Management, Computer Games Development, Big Data and Data Analytics, Cloud Storage and Collaboration Tools and Customising and Integrating Applications. *These modules are subject to variation depending on local needs.

Assessment Method

The qualification is both coursework and exam based.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma will attract UCAS points to allow learners to progress to Higher Education at University or learners can choose the route of Foundation Degree in Computing at South West College followed by progression to the second year at University. Possible employment opportunities include roles such as Administrator, Animator, IT Trainer / Teacher, Programmer, Technical Sales, Technical Support or Web Designer.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grade C and above or equivalent; subject to interview. Any students who have not achieved a grade C in GCSE Maths or English will undertake Essential Skills in Numeracy or GCSE Maths and Essential Skills.