Level 3 National Diploma in IT - IT Professional

This useful and popular Information Technology course has a practical focus and will prepare you for employment in the IT industry or for further study.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10439

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

This 2-year programme is the equivalent to 2 A levels.

This useful and popular Information Technology course has a practical focus and will prepare you for employment in the IT industry or for further study, including progression onto the HE programmes such as HND

Course Modules

Modules studied in year 1 include:

Information Technology Systems  

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Information Technology Systems 
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Website Development 

Upon successful completion you will progress on to year 2 of the programme where you will study further modules including         

  • Programming         
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management         
  • The Internet of Things.

In addition to the above units you will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the IT sector.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths.

As a student you will typically be in class for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week

There is one formal, external examination (written paper) in this course and two of the units are assessed by controlled assessment.  Other units are assessed continuously throughout the two years using assignments and other practical assessment methods. At the end of two years all unit grades are totalled to give an overall grade for the qualification. If successful you can achieve any grade between D*D*, two distinction stars, and PP, two passes

Ideal If:
You want to pursue a career in the IT industry in roles such as an ICT Support Technician or web developer.

You'll Learn:
How to design websites, write computer programs and understand the importance of cyber security.

You'll Love:
The practical focus of this course and the industry standard computer suites

You'll Progress:
Successful completion will enable you to apply for employment in this field or on to further study on one of our HE programmes

You'll Need:

 4 GCSEs grade C or above or the OCR Level 2 Technical Diploma in IT at a Pass.

An interview is required before enrolling on the course and there will be a short entry test on the day of enrolment to ensure that you are ready for the course.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Further Education

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