Information Technology Level 3

National Foundation Diploma

This course is ideal if you are passionate about designing and developing IT solutions and are interested in specialising in web design, cyber security, programming or advanced ICT applications.

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Level 3

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 1 year
Start date - September-June
Where -
2 Locations
Huddersfield Centre
Springfield Sixth Form Centre

Course Overview

This fast track course has been designed to allow you to complete the National Diploma at level 3 in one year. Successful completion of the course will be the equivalent of one and a half A-Levels.
You will delve into the world of IT by gaining an understanding of website development, how businesses utilise social media and how the rise of mobile apps are supporting the IT industry.
There will be a number of specialist guest speakers from the industry that will provide you with a detailed insight of the sector.
There will be work-related activities to help you gain experience through realistic working environments. You will have access to resources relating to your course through the college Virtual Learning Environment.
This fast track course has been designed to allow you to complete the National Diploma at level 3 in one year. Successful completion of the course will be the equivalent of one and a half A-Levels.
There will be a number of specialist guest speakers from the industry that will provide you with a detailed insight of the sector.
You will delve into the world of IT by gaining an understanding of website development, how businesses utilise social media and how the rise of mobile apps are supporting the IT industry.
There will be work-related activities to help you gain experience through realistic working environments. You will have access to resources relating to your course through the college Virtual Learning Environment.

Core Skills Gained:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English and maths at 4 or above and 3 other GCSEs at 4 or above.
HNC Computing course
Degree level computing courses
Employment
You could go on to a career working as a games designer, a web designer or a developer.

Students will be assessed through written exams (externally set), controlled assessments (externally set), observations, group presentations, practical’s, written assignments and group activities.

Why work in the Computing & IT Industry?

Employment in Information and Communication Technology roles are up 4% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Computing & IT Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the Computing & IT Industry

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£20,744

IT Specialist Managers

£24,766

IT Project and Programme Managers

£26,583

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£24,652

Considered a career in the Computing & IT?

If you’re not sure what to study, why not find out more information about different types of possible careers? Or if you know what you career you want to do but not sure what you need to study, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

We support all our Students

From support with your learning, exams and finance right through to advice on future employment and careers. We support all our students through their educational journey.

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