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IT Level 3: BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development)

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  2. Entry
  3. Progression
  4. Enrichment
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This is a two-year, level 3 course for students interested in the IT and Computing industry (software development in particular) or wishing to progress onto higher education. The extended diploma is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels and allows excellent progression to a wide range of computing and IT degree.

Course details

The course consists of 6 mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits equivalent to 18 units in total. The optional units include specialist units which form a good foundation for high skills in the software development fields.

How is it assessed?

The assignments are marked internally and you are given feedback for each unit. You must complete all criteria at each level to gain the full grade.

Course Duration:

Two years full-time.

Other courses of interest

  1. Information and Communication Technology: AS and A2 Level
  2. BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in IT
  3. Computer Science: AS and Full A-level
  4. BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
  5. BTEC L3 Certificate in Engineering

Entry requirements

What do I need to study this subject?

At least five GCSE grades A*-C, including English Language and Mathematics.


Where can this lead me?

The BTEC Level 3 qualification is an excellent course for students wishing to pursue a career in computing, such as network administration, hardware testing and systems analysis, web design or software engineering. Students have the option of progressing to degrees in computer-related courses at university.

What are the enrichment opportunities?

Students on the course can participate in projects with other European countries. In the past the course has been involved with the Comenius Project, giving students the opportunity to travel to Germany or Hungary and to meet overseas students when they visit London. Every year students participate in organising Computer Show in college.

How to apply

Application Form

Give your completed application form to the person responsible at your school/college – head of year or careers teacher. Please then send us your completed form, including your reference and predicted GCSE grades. Remember to attach a copy of your most recent passport photo page.

Following receipt of your application we will send you an acknowledgement. You will then receive another letter to invite you for an interview. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application Form

For the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, please see the application form below

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To speak to one of our admission officers
call: 0208 928 9000

Leyton Sixth Form College
Essex Road, Leyton
London, E10 6EQ

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