Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT with Business

Qualification Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT with Business
Subject Area Information Technology
Attendance Full Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds

Course Content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Business) is give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in the eCommerce and IT industry. The qualification provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the eCommerce, IT or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT (Business) is 180 credits and has 1080 guided learning hour qualification (GLH) it consists of six mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits (where at least 135 credits must be at level 3 or above).

Mandatory Units:

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
  • Organisational Systems Security
  • e-Commerce

Optional Units:

  • Project Planning with IT
  • Business Resources
  • Supporting Business Activity
  • Networked Systems Security
  • Digital Graphics
  • Installing and Upgrading Software
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Course Outcomes

The BTEC IT Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology (Business) is equivalent to three A Levels. On completion of the course, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which will equip you for work in the eCommerce, Computing and IT sectors, or prepare you for further study at university. You may want to specialise in one of the areas of Computing and IT you have studied in the BTEC programme, such as Information Systems, e-Commerce, Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems or Communication and Employability Skills for IT.


On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 including Maths and English. Alternatively, Level 2 BTEC Certificate/ Extended Certificate in IT at Merit grade including Maths and English at grade C/4.

(Exceptions to entry requirements onto our level 3 qualifications may be considered)


Assignments, teamwork, presentation.


You will be provided the basic at the college. However, you need to buy some books for study.

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