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
UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.