BTEC National Extended Diploma in Information Technology (Level 3)


  • 16-18 (Full-time)
  • A1911-24
  • 2 September 2024 - 36 weeks
  • Willesden Campus
  • 16-18: no charge, Standard: £2,573


This course will help you to develop your practical and theory skills in our specially designed workshop equipped with all the latest networking infrastructure. Our industry qualified tutors will guide and support you throughout.

This course consists of 8 mandatory units, plus optional units, and you will need to achieve 180 credits to successful complete the course. Units include:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Service Delivery
  • IT Technical Support and Management
  • The Internet of Things
  • Enterprise in IT

How is the course taught?

You will be taught practical work on computers and theoretical work in the classroom. In addition, you will be required to spend an extra 20 hours at least on private study.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.

What else should I know?

Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.

  • Is there additional work required by the student?
    You will be internally assessed through assignments set and marked by your lecturers. Work is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit. The grades are then averaged to get the final overall grade.
  • What are the expected employment areas with this course?
  • What are the Entry Requirements?
    You will need at least 5 GCSEs grade 4 and or above including English and Maths. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels, you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.