The focus on digital and IT skills has never been more important and is a current priority of the UK Government as they recognise there is a widening gap in the number of people who possess the right skills and knowledge required for the modern digital workforce. Experts say that digital skills are vital to the recovery of the economy post-pandemic.  Everything Digital & IT Level 3 is the first step in understanding the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to be able to work effectively with digital and IT demands as most job roles will require a  competent understanding of the subject. 

Come and study digital and IT with the successful EvDIT Team who have a range of courses that will prepare you for the journey into the exciting and diverse world of IT careers.  You’ll gain relevant skills and an IT industry-recognised qualification, giving you the chance to get a job in the sector, go on to Higher Education or complete an Apprenticeship.  We are always looking to develop new courses to respond to the changing IT requirements within industry so there would be the option for a 3-year programme to gain the maximum depth and breadth of understanding.

Our experienced and specialist lecturers try to make sure that learning is fun!  We also work closely with major local employers who organise guest speakers, workshops, live briefs where students work directly with an employer on a topic of their choice that will link to your studies. External visits (Covid safe permitting) will also take place. Work placements are an important part of your studies, so you will be expected to take part in one during each year of your study for a minimum of 30 hours per year.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your IT skills and techniques to an advanced level that you will need to operate in a variety of IT careers to meet the changing technological landscape. This course will help you to develop your creative skills while underpinning your technical skills. You will gain experience and also apply hands-on practical skills preparing you for the workplace or progression to further education or training. 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion, you could continue onto a second year of study at Level 3.
You can also progress to Higher Education, an apprenticeship in the ICT industry or directly to employment in Industry.

What jobs can I get? 

The qualification opens up employment opportunities in a whole host of jobs in the industry, from:

  • Helpdesk Administrator,
  • IT Technician,
  • IT Security,
  • Web Development,
  • Database Administration,
  • Software Development

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and maths grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C). Alternatively, successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

As part of your study programme, you will complete a minimum 30 hours of work experience with a local IT employer.

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SFL3FW001E 06/09/2021 £150.00 N/A N/A

* Please note fees are subject to change.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

Diploma in IT User Skills

  • Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness Using IT
  • Design Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Multimedia Software
  • Specialist Software (Games Development)
  • Understanding the potential of IT
  • Video Software
  • Website Software

Diploma in Professional Competence

  • Health & Safety in ICT
  • Develop Own Effectiveness and Professionalism
  • Computer Games Development
  • Presentation software
  • Imaging software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Project management software
  • Website software
  • Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment
  • Customer Care in ICT

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Digital & Computing

More about the course 

More about the course
You’ll be based in central Bournemouth.  This is a very practical, hands-on programme, integrating new and emerging technologies.

The skills and qualities needed to succeed on this course include:-

  • Eagerness and interest in learning about all elements of IT
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • A desire to acquire relevant IT skills required by employers

During your course, you will have the opportunity to go on trips.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL