BTEC Level 3 Diploma

If you have a strong interest in Information and Communication Technology, this could be the ideal course for you. Students will develop practical and theoretical skills in games development, web page design, use of IT in business and commerce.


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ICT, BTEC Level 3 Diploma SF-ICTE3D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2018-19 (1 year)
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A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Mathematics or English.

On this course you will study:

Year One:

  • Communication and employability
  • Computer and Information systems
  • Software design and development
  • Website production and management
  • Human computer interaction
  • Website production

Upon successful completion of the First Year you will be able to choose to specialise in either Games Development, Web and Multimedia, or transfer to Hardware and Networking.

Year Two:

  • Computer game platforms and technologies
  • 3D modelling
  • Development of computer games
  • Event-driven programming
  • Databases
  • Games design
  • Graphics and Multimedia
  • Interactive media authoring
  • Web animation
  • Client-side customisation of web pages

During the course, you will have full use of the facilities available on the Havant & South Downs College network. This includes Microsoft Office, Programming Languages, Multimedia Packages and the Internet.

Years 1 and 2 will each consist of six units, Functional Skills and a tutorial. Most of the material will involve hands-on use of the computer and practical activities.

This course is assessed 100% through coursework.

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My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student


Students may choose to go onto Higher Education, or take up jobs and training schemes with local companies in a programming or analysis role.