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Extended Information Technology (Level 3 Diploma)

Pearson-BTEC
Computing & IT

Course Overview

This course provides a broad range of subjects which will prepare you for employment or further/higher study in the areas of general computing, commercial programming or games development. The course is practical and enjoyable. It will allow you to develop your interest in computing, while achieving a qualification equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels (Extended Diploma). It is designed to meet the needs of employers, and provide you with the opportunity to progress to Foundation Degree courses at NWRC or to University. You will learn by completing projects, coursework assignments and timed assignments that are based on realistic workplace activities. Modules include; I T Systems, Creating Systems, Using Social Media in Business, Programming, Data Modelling, Website Development, Mobile Apps Development, Computer Games Development, IT Project Management, Cyber Security and Incident Management, IT Service Delivery, Digital 2D and 3D Graphics.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Information Technology
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Information Technology
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Information Technology
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • Software Testing
  • Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Information and Creative Technology; OR 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English and Maths.Attendance at an information session is advised but not mandatory.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include English and Maths OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit. Attendance at an information session is advised but not mandatory.

Work Placement

You will also be provided with an opportunity to apply for a place on the North West Regional College Career Ready UK programme which provides Intern Placement opportunities.

What's Next?

Further Study

This course can enable students to progress to the Foundation Degree in Software Engineering or Foundation Degree in Information Technologies delivered at NWRC, subject to entry requirements being met. Past successful students have progressed to degree programmes at Ulster University, Queens - Belfast and other computing related degree programmes.

Career Prospects

Potential careers:•Computer Games Designer•Computer Hardware Engineer•Database Administrator•Interactive Media Designer•IT Product Developer•IT Trainer•Network Manager•Software Developer/ Programmer•Systems Analyst•Technical Support Person•Web Designer/ Developer

Enquiry

  • Image of Cameron Nutt
    I would recommend North West Regional College. It is a great place to learn, you meet new friends, and you have great craic too!
    Cameron Nutt
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    I work for a Housing Association and this course has allowed me to develop new skills and progress my knowledge in the world of Property Services.
    Deirdre Sharkey (Construction)

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