IT - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma


About the course

This course covers a range of general and specialist IT units enabling students to gain the professional skills needed by businesses using IT systems.

To apply for this course, you need:

  • At least four GCSEs at grade A-C, including science, English and Maths, or
  • DIDA (4 GCSE Edexcel equivalent), or
  • relevant work experience, or
  • BTEC Diploma with a Merit or Distinction.
  • You must have very good communication skills.

In Year 1, the course focuses on developing transferable employment skills in a variety of business and IT work related scenarios.

The units studied include Communications, E-commerce and Computer Games Design. You will need 6 units to achieve the Subsidiary Diploma. Learners also have the opportunity to get Microsoft IT Academy certification in Access and Excel.

Assessment is based on the portfolio of work you produce in completing each of the study modules.

Most students progress to a second year of study to do either the Diploma in IT. The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Levels (up to 140 UCAS points. Some students go immediately into employment.

The teachers here are so helpful and passionate about what they do

Patricia Mbata

Patricia Mbata

Subjects: BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

Destination: Project management apprenticeship at Phoenix, an IT consultancy for law firms based in the City of London.

She said: “The teachers at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology are so helpful and passionate about what they do whether you are studying accounting or business. They want to push you so that you can achieve your potential and they don’t want you to fail.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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