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L3 Computing Level 3 | BTEC National Diploma in Information Technology

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.



This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or higher education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team, you will gain knowledge of a range of areas, including IT support, troubleshooting and maintenance, networking, programming, web development and graphic design. You will also gain a background understanding of computer and information systems, as well as many other practical skills.

How will I know how I am doing?

This course will be assessed using a range of word-processed assignments and externally marked exams.

What do I need to join?

You will be expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above.

Work Experience

You will be expected to complete a 36-hour work placement.

What can I do next?

Learners can progress onto a university-level course (either internally or externally), an apprenticeship or move directly into employment.

Additional Information

Units could include: 

  • Principles of computer science
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Applications of social media
  • Web design
  • System security and encryption
  • Computer networks
  • Graphics and animation
  • The impact of computing
  • Software design and development
  • (Units may change from those listed.)

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    Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (16 hours ago)

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    AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

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