Computing and IT

Extended Diploma in Computing (Network Engineering), Level 3

Course overview

Interested in networking? From high-level tasks like designing and implementing networks to day-to-day tasks such as monitoring performance, this course will teach you what you need to know.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs (A*-C) or (Grade 4 and above) including English and maths. Alternatively, you will have achieved a Level 2 Diploma, such as a Diploma for IT Professionals. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Computer Systems
- Networking Fundamentals
- Network Management
- Server Administration
- Network Security
- Computer & Organisational Security
- IT Technical Support
- Software & Web Development

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework activities, such as short tests, reports, practical activities and projects.

You will have the chance to work with local developers and businesses to create products for them, thus building your portfolio in a real working environment.

What can I do next

After successful completion of your second year and with sufficient grades you can progress to university or to our own HND in Computing.

IT is used in every corner of society and the skills you learn during this qualification can be applied to many different jobs in a range of sectors. You may like to consider a career in as a Game Designer, Web Designer Animator, Graphic Designer, Camera Operator, Video Editor, Film/TV Producer or Film/TV Director.