What is the BTEC National Diploma in IT?
The Diploma in IT 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?
The The Diploma in IT is 120 credits, 12 units. There are various sizes of qualification from a single unit worth 10 credits, to an extended diploma worth 180 credits.
120 Credits – 12 Units – Equivalent to 2 A Levels
Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 002 – Computer Systems
Unit 003 – Information Systems
Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
Unit 005 – Managing Networks
Unit 008 – e-Commerce
Unit 009 – Computer Networks
Unit 010 – Communication Technologies
Unit 012 – IT Technical Support
Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT
Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture
Unit 034 – Business Resources
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?
The Diploma in IT 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?
3 GCSE’s, English, Maths and IT ideally.
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 5.1 or equivalent
Who is this Course for?
The Diploma in IT is 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 long do I get to complete this course?
You are allowed 24 months to complete the Diploma in IT from registration. Your progress can be monitored in OneFile as we will program your start and finish dates. If you do not complete within the given time, you can extend on a unit by unit basis at the individual unit price.