Edexcel BTEC Level 3 in IT

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 in IT




Qualification Title



Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in IT (QCF)



Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT (QCF)



Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (QCF)



Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (QCF)


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* GLH(Guided Learning Hour) * 


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT

This course is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills for IT Practitioners who are employed or wish to be employed in a variety of types of IT-based and technical work in Software Development. If you're a creative thinker and enjoy problem solving then this cutting edge Diploma is for you, and will place you on the fast track to the mind-blowing world of Information Technology. Modules which include programming, web development, systems analysis and database design will ensure that you are equipped with versatile skills and knowledge to take your steps into an environment of programme and solution development, thereby creating a wealth of opportunities for yourself. The Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development provides a combination of fundamental business related skills and IT programming-specific competencies, equipping the learner with the baseline knowledge to function effectively in the IT programming environment.


Subjects studied over two years include: (Units subject to variation)

1. Communication & Employability Skills for IT
2. Computer Systems
3. Information Systems
4. Systems Analysis and Design
5. Software Design and Development
6. Event Driven Programming
7. Project Planning with IT
8. Database Design
9. Advanced Spreadsheet Skills
10. Website Production and Management
11. Digital Graphics and Computers
12. Client Side Customisation of Web Pages
13. Data Analysis and Design
14. Procedural Programming
15. Organisational Systems Security
16. Web Server Scripting
17. E-Commerce

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1. Develops transferable skills for the workplace or for future studies
2. Provides opportunities to progress onto higher education for Bachelor Degree in Computing or related subjects
3. Provides platform to achieve specialist skills essential for successful performance in working life
4. Increases employability or to progress towards academic degree
5. Pearson BTEC qualification are recognized over 80 countries worldwide
6. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1A Level (6 Units)
7. BTEC Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2A Level (12 Units)
8. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3A Level (18 Units)

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Field Visit

Students are taken to different potential software & IT companies of Nepal, whith whom Sagarmatha National will offer you internship & job placement offers.

Job Placement

In the second year of the course there will be an opportunity for students to participate in work experience. We encourage students to partake in work experience to gain industry experience and improve their job prospects and CV. College will be responsible for finding placements.



1.How will you be assessed?

You will complete projects and assignments for each unit and receive feedback from your tutor. Each of the units will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction and these results will be used to calculate your final grade. The final grades range from Triple Pass, the equivalent to three A Levels at grade E, to Triple Distinction*, the equivalent to three A Levels at grade A*.

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2.What could it lead to?

This qualification is valued and respected by both employers and higher education institutions. Students can progress into careers in many IT disciplines such as desktop support, network support, network management and web design. This course will also provide the opportunity to develop a portfolio of achievement to support your application to higher education or employment in the IT industry.

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3.Who is This Diploma Aimed at?

Individuals who are suited to the software development industry should fit the following profile in terms of personality traits, interests and abilities: interested in computer programming and development of solutions, have a strength in problem-solving, be a clear and logical thinker, have a technical and mathematical inclination, an ability to concentrate, be methodical and persistent, and an ability to put information into a logical sequence. If you have these analytical skills then this qualification will speak to you. This Diploma provides a combination of sound academic knowledge and practical skills required to be able to enter into the dynamic world of software development. The qualification offers the student a comprehensive understanding of systems and programming focusing on extensive application of skills and knowledge in computerised and programming environments. Ingenuity and creativity are particularly important as well as the ability to work with abstract concepts and technical analysis.

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4.How is This Diploma Structured at SNC?

The Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is run over 18 months and consists of 18 modules and includes Work Integrated Learning and the Work Readiness Programme.. In addition to attending lectures you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research and working on assignments.

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5.What Qualification will You Obtain?

When you graduate, you will receive the Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development conferred by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT CAREER AREAS CAN I PURSUE AFTER I HAVE COMPLETED THIS DIPLOMA? Software Development Computer System Analysis Computer Programming Mobile Application Development Database Information System Support Web Development Project Management

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