IT BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3

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Take the next steps towards a career in IT. You will learn how to create IT systems to manage information. Additionally, you will develop your very own website. You will also learn how to effectively leverage social media in a business context. In addition, you will develop employability skills, ready for a career in IT.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Create systems to manage information.
  • Develop your very own website.
  • Leverage business led social media skills such as scheduling posts.
  • Identify progression opportunities that align with your career goals.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and ideally maths, or equivalent qualifications.

    Career Progression

    Further study to top-up to a full diploma or extended diploma, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    You will study in state-of-the-art digital facilities where you’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to thrive in this growing industry.

    Labour Market

    There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds, this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “The Computer Science team are knowledgeable and very supportive.” - Barnaby Mortlock Computer Science
    School of Digital & IT
    Leeds City College
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