Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma


Gain the skills required for a successful career in the ICT industry.


2 Years


Level 3

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Course overview

This course contains different strands which allow you to develop your skills across a variety of technical IT areas including computer systems, the design and development of computer games, web design and production.

Entry requirements

  • Average point score* of 4.5 or above, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths
    • If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

Mandatory units include:
  • Communication and Employability
  • Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems.
Optional units include
  • Database Managing Networks
  • Organisational Systems
  • Security E-Commerce
  • Computer Networks
  • Website Production
  • Computer Animation
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Spreadsheet Modelling.

What could I do next?

This course can lead to Higher Education course in Multimedia, Computing, Interactive Media, Games Design, 3D Graphics and Animation.

You could continue onto an ICT Apprenticeship or into a career requiring high-level IT skills.

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