Designed for today and tomorrow’s business and IT leaders, the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Information Technology provides a specialist vocational qualification and teaches learners the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to employment or to further courses of study. When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including Level 3 Extended Certificates or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, such as mathematics, physics, science, arts or technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology discipline or a degree where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.
The course is divided into 4 units of work:
- Information Technology Systems
Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.
- Creating Systems to Manage Information
Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
- UsingSocial Mediain Business
Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.
- Website Development
Learners investigate website development principles. They will design and develop a website using scripting languages.
Pass at 4 or above in GCSE Computer Science or C GCSE ICT
Someone who likes information technology and the solving of problems using it.