Information Technology

Level 3

Students are taught employability skills for the digital sector and how to find and use information properly. They have hands on experience of computer hardware and networks as well as designing and building websites.

Cyber security is a major topic and students will learn about protecting both virtual and physical systems. In every topic links to jobs in the digital sector will be demonstrated.

You are assessed through course work projects with some controlled work. Where appropriate there will be some practical assessment.

Units you could study

  • Computer Systems
  • Systems Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Website Development
  • Games Development
  • Developing Programming Solutions
  • Graphics & Animation

Unique Features

  • Links with IBM Smarter Planet
  • Develops transferable skills for the workplace or future studies
  • Develop high level skills in industry software

Career Path

  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer
  • UX Designer
  • Social Media Marketing

More than just a course
We are delivering this course with all the specialist COMPUTING units. Anyone with a keen interest in IT and Computing will find it interesting, enjoyable and useful!

Good IT skills at Level 3 will give a student a wide range of interesting and high earning career options. Further study at University or on Degree apprenticeships is possible or good careers in Manchester’s thriving digital sector.

With issues like cyber security providing new challenges and the opportunities that high technology engineering projects like HS2 will bring, now is an excellent time to be studying this course.

You will also develop important transferable skills such as problem solving, independent research and working in a team.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3
    To study Advanced Vocational qualifications you must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English or Maths.

“I have found the course very interesting and enjoyable. The standard of teaching is very high. This course links very well with the university courses on offer.”

Jawad Ul-Haque