Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT

Course Code: L3EDIT Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

The Networking modules form part of the industry standard CCNA Course, from the internationally recognised Cisco Academy Program.  

Who is this programme for?

This course is ideal for school leavers wishing to pursue a career in IT or for students successfully achieving a Level 2 Certificate in IT.

What will I study?


  • Computer Systems
  • Systems Security
  • IT Technical Support
  • Network Fundamentals - Cisco CCNA 1
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Service Delivery


  • Website Development
  • Programming
  • Data and Business Analytics
  • Software Testing
  • IT Project Management
  • Databases 

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a team of IT experts through lectures, presentations and interactive workshops.

What modules are covered?

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Service Delivery 

Your future

What Next?

You could study a related subject at university-level or as an apprenticeship. Specialising in an area that interests you will provide plenty of future training opportunities.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher

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Course Enquiry

Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.



You can apply for this course online.

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