Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (QCF) (yr2)

Huntingdon Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s) maximum
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

The Diploma in Information Technology focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in IT and web development roles. The course will provide you with the starting point to develop a career in areas such as IT Technical Support, Software Development, Multimedia Systems or Web Design.

During the course you will study units including: E-Commerce, Information Systems, Analysis and Design, Software Development, Computer Systems, Advanced Database Design, Website Production, Digital Graphics, Networking Technology, and Installing Software.  You will complete relevant work experience and, if necessary, you will study further English and Maths.

Progression & Career Opportunities

After successful completion of the course you can progress onto a related Higher Education course within this field. You can look for employment as a junior software developer, junior network engineer or a network administrator assistant.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including Maths and English. In addition, you will need to complete a portfolio of individual work.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

You are assessed on a variety of written and practical tasks for each subject. You will be expected to build a portfolio of evidence for presentation to tutors throughout the year.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.