About this course
A BTEC Diploma at Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification, equivalent to two A Levels, combining practical and theoretical study. It provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills to progress successfully in the workplace and also provides a firm basis for higher education.
Highbury College offers a variety of Level 3 BTEC Diplomas providing a wide range of opportunities to learn about the IT Sector. The rapid growth in Local Area Network and Internet usage has led to a significant shift in the overall range of skills required in providing for the successful implementation and use of IT.
This programme is concerned with supporting the business IT infrastructure that is required to run the software systems used to meet business and organisational needs. In terms of the main areas of IT support, it centres on the network infrastructure and client-server system components required to meet business needs. Students focus upon the skills necessary for the design, deployment and support of such infrastructures. You should choose this programme if you are interested in computer and networking technologies as it provides valuable hands-on skills in a variety of areas including setting up computer networks, configuring switches and routers, all aspects of computer hardware and software including networking and IT support.
Parallel to this specific path, students will study the broader aspects of IT, including essential hardware and software maintenance skills, the nature and characteristics of commonly available operating systems and web development.
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- Four GCSEs at Grade A* to C including English and either Mathematics or a Science or ICT based subject;
- An Intermediate GNVQ qualification at Merit/Distinction plus a Level 2 Certificate in Numeracy and Literacy;
- An Edexcel (BTEC) First Diploma (distinction/merit) in appropriate subjects;
- Plus Level 2 Key Skills in Number and Communication and a good report from lecturers.