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Information Technology (Extended) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Devel­op your under­stand­ing of IT sys­tems and learn how to cre­ate sys­tems to man­age infor­ma­tion, as well as study­ing units such as pro­gram­ming, data mod­el­ling, web­site devel­op­ment, using social media for busi­ness, IT tech­ni­cal sup­port, games devel­op­ment, inter­net of things, and more!


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will learn new skills through lec­tures, demon­stra­tions, e‑learning, pri­vate study, prac­ti­cal work­shops, inves­tiga­tive work, case stud­ies, guest speak­ers and group work.

Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths

Alter­na­tive­ly a Mer­it in a rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma, and a GCSE grade 4/C in Eng­lish and maths, or a pass for func­tion­al skills Lev­el 2 Eng­lish and Maths.<?xml:namespace pre­fix = o” ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — sub­ject to course availability
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard — sub­ject to course availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

A Mer­it in your first year is required to enter the sec­ond year Extend­ed Diploma.

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are four exter­nal­ly set and marked assess­ments, one is a writ­ten exam­i­na­tion and three are con­trolled assess­ments. The remain­ing assess­ments con­sist of inter­nal­ly set and marked assignments.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you can progress on the HND in Com­put­ing at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough or oth­er degrees at uni­ver­si­ty. You could also enter employ­ment as a:

  • Web Design­er
  • Net­work Administrator 
  • Help-desk Ana­lyst
  • Soft­ware Developer 
  • Sys­tems Analyst 
  • Teacher

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Systems 
  • Cre­at­ing Sys­tems to Man­age Information 
  • Using Social Media in Business 
  • Pro­gram­ming
  • Data Mod­el­ling
  • Web­site Development 
  • Com­put­er Games Development 
  • IT Project Management 
  • Cyber Secu­ri­ty and Inci­dent Management 
  • IT Tech­ni­cal Sup­port and Management 
  • Soft­ware Testing 
  • IT Ser­vice Delivery 
  • The Inter­net of Things

Course Trips

You will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in many exter­nal trips includ­ing Bletch­ley Park and Com­put­er Muse­um and Ama­zon Ful­fil­ment Tours amongst oth­ers. You will meet a range of guest speak­ers from the indus­try to give you top tips for advanc­ing your career in IT.


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