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​​​BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma in IT


Level                    3

Qualification       Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma

Duration              1 - 2 years



What will I study?


Important note: The scope of IT courses is regularly changing so we reserve the right to amend the units offered or change the awarding body we work with if we feel this is in the best interest of our learners.



Communication and Employability Skills for ICT.

Computer Systems.

Website Production.


Subsidiary Diploma

Information Systems.



(For suitable candidates there is the option to swap some of these units for Programming/Games Design units).


Study Visits

Visiting speakers from local universities such as Sheffield Hallam University.  Optional visits to the IT and Computer Science faculty at Sheffield Hallam University.  Potential visit/work placement opportunity for some students at a local high-tech manufacturing company.


3 coursework units per year.  (No examinations.)


Entry Criteria

General Level 3 entry requirements.


Useful Supporting Courses

Some students combine IT with courses such as Business, Art or Media Studies but it can be studied alongside any other subject as it builds very useful IT skills in its own right.


Students have gone on to careers in / as:  ​

IT support, Digital media and Website design.