BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in IT (Software Development)

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel



This course has been designed for students gain the abilities and knowledge to succeed in the IT sector.  You will learn about computers and their use and importance in modern communication technology.



  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 01: Communication and Employability Skills for IT

    Unit 02: Computer Systems

    Unit 03: Information Systems

    Unit 06: Software Design and Development

    Unit 07: Organisational Systems Security

    Unit 09: Computer Networks

    Unit 28: Website Production

    Unit 30: Digital Graphics

    Unit 42: Spreadsheet Modelling


    YEAR 2

    Unit 05: Managing Networks

    Unit 11: Systems Analysis and Design

    Unit 12: IT Technical Support

    Unit 13: IT Systems, Troubleshooting and Repair

    Unit 14: Event Driven Programming

    Unit 17: Project Planning with IT

    Unit 18: Database Design

    Unit 23: Human Computer Interaction

    Unit 29: Installing and Upgrading Software

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment will be carried out by teaching staff and the grades will then be sent to Edexcel for moderation. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination.

  • Course highlights...

    • SFX allows students to explore and experiment with different types of networks and the standards relating to network systems, including local and wide area networks in a well-equipped Lab.
    • We offer work experience with well-known companies such as BT, Barclays Bank Plc & Transport for London
    • We ensure students fulfil their potential by working with them to achieve the highest possible grade.
  • This course can lead to....

    Many students from SFX go on to do degrees in subjects such as Computing, Engineering, IT, Business, Multimedia and Networks Technology. Others have chosen to take up employment in these fields and have received further training whilst at work.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT (or equivalent) with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths

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