Level 3 Extended Diploma

Information Technology Level 3

Develop your skills across a variety of technical IT areas

Course overview

This course would be beneficial to anyone who wishes to work in the innovative, exciting and fast-paced world of ICT.

It contains different strands which allow you to develop your skills across a variety of technical IT areas and includes employer engagement, manifested in live briefs and project work as well as Work Experience.

What will I study?

Year 1

Mandatory units include:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information 
  • Using Social Media in Business 
  • Programming

Optional units include:

  • Website Development 
  • Data Modelling

Year 2

Mandatory units include:

  • IT Service Delivery
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Project Management

Optional units include:

  • Digital 2D & 3D Graphics
  • Digital Animation & Effects
  • Software Testing
  • Mobile Apps Development

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths.


  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.

Why study Information Technology Level 3 at USP?

Designed with your future in mind, our courses have been written in collaboration with Higher Education institutions and industry specialists to ensure that they are fully relevant to your progression in the IT industry. Students can also join our College Company, Orb.

What could I do next?

This course can lead to Higher Education courses in Multimedia, Computing, Interactive Media, Games Design, 3D Graphics and Animation. You could also continue onto an ICT Apprenticeship or into a career requiring high-level IT skills.

Many of our former students have gone on to university to study degree courses in related fields like Computer Science, Network Engineering, Web Design and Coding. Some students have gone on to Apprenticeships or taken jobs such as Trainee Support Technicians with local and London-based companies.

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