Level 3 in IT Applications for Business

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Rhondda

Course Information

This course has been designed in consultation with business and leading Sector Skills experts to give you an understanding of the use of Information Technology within today's Microsoft Office environment.

It is an application-based course, which develops your skills and abilities at a complex level of application-based software. It is for anyone who is interested in gaining high levels of practical software application skills and experience. All learning is undertaken within our modern and well-equipped IT classrooms and will take place within a supportive and friendly environment.

What Will I Learn?

Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in IT Applications for Business, Level 3 Essential Skills Wales in Communication, ICT and Application of Number. You will also have the opportunity to sit GCSE in English and Mathematics (Previous Grades dependant).

Within your Level 3 Diploma in IT Applications for Business qualification you may study units in: Improving Productivity Using IT, Web Design, Desktop Publishing, Email, Design Software, Drawing and Planning Software, Databases, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics and Word Processing. These are internally assessed by your tutor, internally moderated and externally moderated by an examiner from City & Guilds.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a Level 2 in IT Applications for Business or related Level vocational qualification.

You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


As part of the Level 3 Diploma you will be assessed by completing set assignments. You will be expected to work to deadlines and maintain your course files/portfolios to the required standards.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of the course you will achieve a recognised qualification, suitable to access Higher Education programmes in a variety of IT and Business disciplines, for example Information Communication for Business, Web Design, Internet Security, ICT, Computing, Computer Forensics and Games Design.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • IT specialist manager

    Average salary: £36,017

  • IT project or programme manager

    Average salary: £48,087

  • IT business analyst, architect or systems designer

    Average salary: £38,942

  • Programmer or software development professional

    Average salary: £31,044

  • Web design or development professional

    Average salary: £25,916

  • Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £31,863


IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.


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