Computing and IT | BTEC National Extended Certificate and Diploma | Level 3
Why this course?
This course has been designed with industry experts to ensure we deliver the latest knowledge in computer hardware, technology systems, games development and customising software.
You will develop programming skills and get hands-on experience in the installation and configuration of software and hardware. You will also have the opportunity to develop the personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
At least four GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths.
If you do not have these grades, you could start on the Level 2 course or, if you don't qualify for that, start at Level 1. We have options to suit your level of ability, so don't worry if you don't have the grades - get in touch with us and we can help.
- Computer systems
- Information systems
- Web design
- Business systems
- Database design
- Network security
- Web server scripting
Why the MET?
- Industry-experienced teachers
- Well-equipped computer labs
- Wide variety of software
- Hardware lab with server/networking capabilities
- Strong ties with industry
On successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma, you can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma.
You will be ready for a career in computing and IT and, if you have successfully completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma, you can apply for a university-level course.
On successful completion of this Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, most students progress on to the Level 3 Extended diploma at Brighton MET, before progressing to university level courses.
70% of students go on to complete the Extended Diploma. Others move on to a Level 3 apprenticeship or enter the world of work.
Future careers include:
- Web developer
- Network engineer/technician
- Digital forensic analyst
- IT Support
- Software engineer
- Software developer
- Games developer
- Systems analyst
Course fees and finance
You do not have to pay fees if:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status, or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.
The course is also free if you meet the following criteria:
If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: email@example.com | 01273 667704
Advanced Learner Loan for learners aged 19+:
You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.
Lifetime Skills Guarantee
The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.
If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704