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Foundation Diploma in Information Systems – Level 3

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing is designed to offer an in-depth experience of computing topics that will empower you to make informed choices about your future studies and career. It carries the same value as three A-levels, with similar opportunities for university and employment.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/foundation-diploma-in-information-systems-level-3
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Course Information for Students

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing is designed to offer an in-depth experience of computing topics that will empower you to make informed choices about your future studies and career.  It carries the same value as three A-levels, with similar opportunities for university and employment.

You will develop knowledge of information technology systems, how to create systems to manage information and how to use social media in business. You will also explore programming, web development, mobile apps development and games development.

You should have five GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, including English Language and Maths.

Alternatively you should have a BTEC First Level 2 at Merit grade or OCR National Level 2 at Merit grade. This will be discussed during your interview / enrolment.

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Games Development

This course will be delivered on-site.

You may have to fund trips and visits in support of this qualification. Costs will be discussed during your induction period.

Assessment is based 80% on coursework via a range of assessment methods. You will be asked to complete written assignments, undertake presentations, prepare case studies and work on ‘real projects’.

20% of your marks will come from an external exam.

This qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example a:

  • BSc (Hons) in IT
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology Practitioner
  • BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems

Some university courses may require the achievement of specific units and students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific providers.

You could also consider progressing to employment in roles such as:

  • Software Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Games Developer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Web Developer
  • Software Tester

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

£32187

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£67780

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

IT Operations Technicians

£24667

IT Operations Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:52 pm