Level 3 Extended Certificate In Information Technology

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Marple College


Marple College

Further Details


College 16-18



Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-Time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 5166.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

Information Technology (IT) involves the uses of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers.Increasingly businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities.The qualification covers both theory in relation to IT and its place in society and practical elements for IT in industry. Assessment is through a combination of external examination, controlled assessment and coursework.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

What you will Learn


By a mixture of coursework (58%), an exam and controlled assessment (42%). Controlled assessment involves completing an assignment in exam conditions with support material


This course carries UCAS tariff points equal in size to 1 A level. It fully meets entry requirements for progression onto a degree course. When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications in complementary or contrasting subjects, such as mathematics, physics, science, arts or technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to employment, or a degree in an information technology discipline. This course benefits other subjects where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.Careers could include:- Business- Computer Arts- Buying Management- Software development – Accounting and Finance.

Career Options

IT Project Manager
Social Media marketing
Web Development
IT support Technician
Forensic computer analyst
Computer Network Professionals
Network Technician
Database Analyst
Systems Analyst
Business Analyst
Helpdesk Analyst
System Designer

Mandatory Units

Year 12Using Social Media in Business – Plan, implement and evaluate a social media strategy. This is an assessed piece of coursework (50% of Yr12).Creating Systems to Manage Information – Design, develop and test a relational database system – external marked 5 hour-controlled assessment tasks. (50% of yr12)Year 13Information Technology Systems – Explore the relationships between the hardware and software that form an IT system, and the way that systems work individually and together. External examination (2 hours) (Worth 66% of Yr13).Website development – Be able to design, develop, test, and evaluate a website. This is an assessed piece of coursework (33% of yr13).

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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