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Computing/ICT - Computing and IT Level 3 Study Programme

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 59449-3
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Technological advancements in an ever-changing world mean digital literacy is key to future development. It is necessary to equip our students with the skills needed for the future. Emerging technology is creating jobs that previously did not exist, it is vital to develop students who are logical and adaptable thinkers to meet future industry needs and are capable of mastering new technology.

The units chosen are selected so that students can develop a solid foundation in IT. Designing and building programs, understanding data and the threats we face while developing project management and teamwork skills will put students in a position where they can face the future challenges with confidence and an ability to solve problems and develop their ideas to create a range of digital content.


What you will study 

You will study many interesting and exciting subjects including

Level 3

Year 1
• IT Systems
• Creating systems to manage information
• Using social media in business
• Programming
• Website development
• Data modelling

Year 2
• IT Project Management
• Mobile Apps development
• IT Technical support & management
• Cyber security & management
• IT Service delivery
• Further units maybe available allowing the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of IT

How will it be delivered?

Written Assignments and practical observations/tasks, external (exams), internal (assignments) and synoptic (projects) and some units are externally assessed via online exams.  

Entry requirements

Entry Level 3

GCSEs at 3-1, including English and Maths


Level 1

3 GCSEs at 9-1, including English and Maths


Relevant Entry Level 3 at Merit grade plus English and Maths Functional Skills at a minimum of Entry Level 3


Level 2

4 or 5 GCSEs at 9-3, including English and Maths


Relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit grade plus English and Maths Functional Skills at a minimum of Level 1


Level 3

5 GCSEs at 9-4, including English or Maths


Relevant Level 2 at Merit grade, plus English and Maths Functional Skills at a minimum of Level 2

Your next steps...

Further study 

On completion with the appropriate pass plus English and maths grades, you can progress through the levels, you can then progress to Higher Education to study for an HNC/D, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc degree in a range of disciplines at Wakefield College or a centre of your choice.

Career Opportunities

Skills in Digital Applications provide a wide range of career options, as well as a route into Further and Higher education.


You could develop a career on the creative side of new media, or you might follow a path that leads you into even more technical areas. You might be more interested in managing the whole process or you might use your knowledge of new media to take you into sales and marketing, or you might prefer to write about what you know. Digital applications play an important role in nearly all careers.


The study programme may also lead to: Software Development, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Computer Engineer & Service Technician, IT Technician & User Support, Network Administrator & Technical Support.


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