Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Science

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course will incorporate all the core elements of the Welsh Baccalaureate and will also give you the opportunity to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. .

The BTEC programme offers you the opportunity to study computing from both theoretical and practical applications.

What Will I Learn?

Within the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification you will complete Enterprise activities, three Essential Skills and up to three Wider Key Skills. Within this subject you will also explore a wide range of areas including Wales, Europe and the World; Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education.

You will complete ninety credits to top up your existing Level 3 Diploma. The subjects include: Web Development; Software Design and Development, Maths for IT Practitioners, Flash for Games and 3D Modelling.

Entry Requirements

You will require a Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology.

You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. Applicants with appropriate experience who do not necessarily meet the academic qualifications may be considered


The Welsh Baccalaureate is assessed via the production of a portfolio of learning and the completion of a substantial project. Assessment is based on the units of study. All units will have internal assessments in the form of assignments and practical work.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course you have the opportunity to seek employment with your qualification as a Helpdesk or Systems Support Technician. Alternatively with appropriate grades you can progress onto Higher Education such as a Foundation Degree which may further your employment opportunities.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Electrical or electronics technician

    Average salary: £23,498

  • Metal working production or maintenance fitter

    Average salary: £28,763

  • Telecommunications engineer

    Average salary: £29,484

  • IT engineer

    Average salary: £23,264


Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II or a BTEC/ SQA award. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.


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