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BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Information Technology (I.T.)

Course Summary
Price From £350 – £4950
Payment Options Pay by Credit/Debit card or Bank transfer or equal monthly installments by Direct Debit
Study method Online
Duration 3 months to 36 months
Qualification BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/90 Credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma
Awarded by Pearson (Edexcel)
Additional Info Tutor support during normal business hours
What is BTEC National?
This qualification is a technical level qualification which will help the learner to move up to a Higher Education (HE) qualification. It will give the learner an excellent foundation at technician level and can be incorporated into an apprenticeship. There are mandatory units which are common to all engineering disciplines, and the optional units to make up the 30, 60, 90, 120 or 180 credits.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in IT are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)  .

The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the IT sector to:

  • give education and training for IT employees
  • give IT employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific qualification
  • give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development
  • give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
What does the course consist of?

These qualifications can be done in stages

Size Level Units Equivalent A’Levels
Certificate 3 3 0.5
Subsidiary Diploma 3 6 1
90 Credit Diploma 3 9 1.5
Diploma 3 12 2
Extended Diploma 3 18 3

All Units are all level 3 (10 Credits):


  • Unit 001 – Communications and Employability Skills for IT
  • Unit 002 – Computer Systems


There are various combinations available and a flexible choice. Some of which are:

  • Unit 003 – Information Systems
  • Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
  • Unit 005 – Managing Networks
  • Unit 009 – Computer Networks
  • Unit 010 – Communication Technologies
  • Unit 012 – IT Technical Support
  • Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT
  • Unit 026 – Mathematics for IT Practitioners

Vendor Units can also be incorporated and these will be delivered by a third party:

  • Unit 119 – *ComTIA Security +
  • Unit 120 – *ComTIA Network +

All units are delivered via our Learning Management System online, so is available 24/7. Assessment is through our e-portfolio, which is where you upload your assignments to. We have a wealth of experience within the team to support you through your studies.

Who is the Course aimed at?

This course is ideal if you are unable to attend a college or university, due to work or family commitments. If you are looking to further your career or you need the qualifications for a promotion or career change, this course deals with materials around computing,

What are the entry requirements?

A level 3 qualification, such as BTEC Diploma in IT or A levels, however if you don’t have these but do have experience in the workplace, then contact us and we can discuss your needs. Typically 80 UCAS points is needed.

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
  • PTE 51
  • or equivalent,
Who is this Course for?

For those working as technicians, who would like to take the next step, or those who would like a career change.

All credits can be used for larger qualifications and are eligible for UCAS points for those seeking entry into University, or onwards to Higher Education, such as the HNC in Computing and Systems Development.

How much does it cost?
  • Credits – 10
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £24.00
  • Cost per credit – £35.00
  • Total Cost – £350
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