A BTEC Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
Information Technology (IT) is changing at an extremely rapid rate. There is a need to develop the IT practitioners of tomorrow, who will be able to fill the interesting, demanding and highly-paid specialist posts that will be available within a broad spectrum of organisations.
The BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career as an IT practitioner or technician in the area of business systems, user support, networking and software development and may provide progression to higher education vocational qualifications such as BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing or a full-time degree in Computing, Networking or IT Systems.
This qualification programme provides access to some highly specialist units and topics which will help you develop the skills you need to start or progress to a career in IT.
The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to follow a career straight away or to apply for higher education first.