IT Level 3 Diploma

This qualification is not just about being able to use computers. It is designed to give you a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the context of information technology.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Farnham College

Study a wide range of units focusing on topics such as installing hardware, creating websites, identifying IT faults, e-commerce and lots more.

The qualification will provide you with the opportunity to enter an Apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related Higher Education course.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

  • Learners studying in preparation for employment in IT
  • Learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education in IT
  • Learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE in any other sector or subject area
  • Taught by expert tutors with industry experience
  • Modern IT resources
  • High student-computer ratio
  • WiFi enabled College
  • Essentials of IT
  • Essentials of cyber security
  • Building IT systems
  • Creating programming solutions for business

You could progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship such as Network Engineer or Software Developer or into employment in the IT sector in areas such as technical support, digital technologies, application development or data analysis.

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English Language.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Farnham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 100+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education

  • 65+

    years of teaching experience

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