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Level 3 National Diploma in IT - IT Professional


This useful and popular Information Technology course has a practical focus and will prepare you for employment in the IT industry or for further study.
10439
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
2 Years
Level 3
Full-Time

Course Overview

 This 2-year programme is the equivalent to 2 A levels.

This useful and popular Information Technology course has a practical focus and will prepare you for employment in the IT industry or for further study, including progression onto the HE programmes such as HND

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Level 3 National Diploma in IT - IT Professional
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Bangor

Full-Time

31/08/2020

18

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Downpatrick

Full-Time

31/08/2020

18

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Lisburn

Full-Time

31/08/2020

18

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Newtownards

Full-Time

31/08/2020

18

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Course Modules

Modules studied in year 1 include:

Information Technology Systems  

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Information Technology Systems 
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Website Development
  • Data Modelling
  • Programming 

 

Upon successful completion you will progress on to year 2 of the programme where you will study further modules including         

  • Mobile Apps Development        
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management         
  • Computer Games Development.

In addition to the above units you will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the IT sector.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths.

As a student you will typically be in class for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week

There is one formal, external examination (written paper) in this course and two of the units are accessed by controlled assessment.  Other units are assessed continuously throughout the two years using assignments and other practical assessment methods. At the end of two years all unit grades are totalled to give an overall grade for the qualification. If successful you can achieve any grade between DD, two distinctions, and PP, two passes

Ideal If:

 You want to pursue a career in the IT industry in roles such as an ICT Support Technician or web developer.

You'll Learn:

 How to design websites, write computer programs and using design computer games as well as understand the importance of cyber security

You'll Love:

 The practical focus of this course and the industry standard computer suites

You'll Progress:

 Onto employment or on to further study on one of our HE programmes

You'll Need:

 4 GCSEs grade C or above or the OCR Level 2 Technical Diploma in IT at a Pass.

An interview is required before enrolling on the course and there will be a short entry test on the day of enrolment to ensure that you are ready for the course.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
 

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