Computing & Digital Technologies | EDEXCEL Level 2 Diploma in IT

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Course Code: FE0345-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Entry requirements: At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths. Qualification: BTEC Certificate in Information and Creative Technology Level 2

Why this course?

Computing software

Computing and digital skills are essential in almost every industry and business. Our courses have been designed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure we deliver the latest knowledge in areas such as computer hardware, computer networks, cyber security, cloud computing and virtual augmented reality. 

As you progress through your courses, you will develop programming skills and get hands-on experience in the installation and configuration of software and hardware. 

  • Industry-experienced teachers
  • Well-equipped computer laps with Intel i7 PCS with 15GB RAM
  • Wide variety of the latest applications, software and development platforms
  • Access to full administrator rights on a development network
  • Strong ties with industry and work experience opportunities

Start dates

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Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, start on the Level 1 introductory course.

Entry requirements


  • Latest Intel i7 PCs with 16GB RAM with the latest Microsoft applications, development platforms, utilities and software
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public

What's next?

After Level 2 you can progress onto the Level 3 diploma either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers

Future careers include:  

  • Web developer 
  • Network engineer/technician
  • Digital forensic analyst
  • IT Support
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Games developer
  • Cyber security
  • Business analyst
  • Desktop support
  • Sever support

Course fees

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

More funding options

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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