BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in IT Practitioners
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Business and IT
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Level 3 Aplus training Exeter 20-Sep-17 4-Jul-18 Wed 13:00-20:00 £3,635 *Loan is available None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course will cover knowledge and practical study of various aspects of IT, including creative, technical and programming elements.  The course will involve one day attendance at college a week and independent self-study delivered and supported through the college’s Virtual Learning Environment.  The course is studied through individual units and assessment is through written and practical course work.

Students will be able to complete all units, therefore gaining the diploma qualification or if they wish can select and complete individual units to study particular topic but do not complete the whole qualification.

During your time of the course you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Put theory into practice in a dedicated computing lab, for example creating a Windows domain and multi-PC network, or designing computer games
  • Study subjects including computer systems, Spreadsheet modelling, network management, human computer interaction, and website production
  • Have individual support from staff with industry experience
  • Gain an established qualification which is respected by employers and HE institutions or progress to the colleges HND in Computing and Systems Development

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Level 3 and 4 courses for those aged 19 and over (on the date you start a course) no longer receive Government funding so the learner is responsible for the full cost of the course. CLICK HERE to find out more or contact 01392 400343 to find out more.

What topics will I study?

  • Computer Systems
  • Managing Networks
  • HCI
  • Digital Graphics
  • Website production
  • Employability & Communication skills
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Maintaining computer systems.

What are the entry requirements?

You need at least five GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and maths). You are expected to have an interest in computers and/ or information technology, with the aim to progress to university level study or a career in a computing related field.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

You can progress to university level study or apply for employment in roles such as web design and technical support.

Are there any additional costs?

£75 resources fee - details to be confirmed at interview.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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