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International Extended Diploma in Information Technology (Level 3)

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology provides you with the essential knowledge and skills to thrive in your future IT career.

You will be exposed to the key topics and challenges impacting today’s IT landscape — with a globally-recognised qualification that thoroughly prepares you for the world of work.

This course is the ideal start on the pathway into higher education.

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Course Overview

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology is designed to deliver essential skills for a career in IT. The practical learning structure and expert guidance give you the workplace experiences needed to thrive in real professional environments.

You’ll gain invaluable skills and understanding across the most important topics impacting today’s IT landscape. The course gradually helps you gain a strong scope in effective management of IT systems, website development cyber security and incident management. You will also be able to choose a range of optional modules — enabling you to create a specialised pathway for your learning during the course.

The course structure and emphasis on formative development ensure that your skills will also grow in areas that are highly valued by employers including leadership, teamworking, communication, research and critical analysis.

By the end of the course, you will graduate with an internationally recognised diploma and a clear scope of the pathway you want to take for your future career. You’ll be ready to join the workforce as a confident professional or continue further into higher education with a strong platform.

Intakes
January, March, June, September

Duration
1 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson

Delivery
Weekdays/weekends/evenings

Locations
Dubai

Fees
AED 40,000
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What will you achieve?

This qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study information technology as a one-year, full-time course. This course is carefully designed to ensure that everything you learn in the classroom is backed with the added value of invaluable practical experiences. You will develop an understanding of key industry areas including website development and the Internet of Things — with a host of optional modules allowing you to build a personalised learning pathway.

All learners will be required to ace mandatory modules that are directly relevant to progression routes in all the identified areas. Depending on the chosen course, these may include the following:

  • Information Technology Systems – Strategy, Management, and Infrastructure
  • Website Development
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management

Career opportunities

The skills, experiences and insights gained during your studies will give you the platform needed to excel in your future IT career. Employers are seeking new recruits who have the right blend of academic and practical experiences to add value — and this course is designed for your growth and development in these two areas.

After finishing your studies, you will be prepared for a range of opportunities including vocational apprenticeships and entry-level roles across the IT industry. You will also be ready to continue your studies with an HND, and progress further to gaining a bachelor’s degree.

Jobs available in these areas include:

  • Software Developer
  • Web/Content Developer
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Games Designer
  • Programmer
  • IT/Business Analysis Support

These qualifications are recognised by higher-education institutions as fully meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas of the IT sector, for example:

  • HNC in Interactive Media
  • FdSC in Business Computing
  • HND in Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business

(Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with the relevant higher education provider)

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Minimum unit values: 60 Unit

Unit 1: Using social media in Business

Unit 2: Programming

Unit 3: Cloud storage and Collaboration Tools

Unit 4: The Internet of Things

Unit 5: Information Technology Systems – Strategy, Management and Infrastructure (Pearson set)

Unit 6: Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 7: Data Modelling

Unit 8: Website Development (Pearson set)

Unit 9: IT Project Management

Unit 10: Big Data and Business Analytics

Unit 11: Digital Animation and Effects

Unit 12: Cyber Security and Incident Management (Pearson set)

Unit 13: IT Technical Support and Management

Unit 14: Digital 2D and 3D Graphics



There are no formal examinations for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

  • presentation
  • writing an assignment
  • analysing a case study
  • completing a portfolio of evidence
  • writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Academic Requirements
Academic entry requirements vary from country to country. For academic requirements by country, contact us.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51 overall
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each band)
  • TOEFL Internet-based 65 (15 in listening & writing, 18 in speaking and 18 in reading)

International Universities exempt native speakers of English from the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand from English language test requirements.

If you would like to improve your English before joining your course, please contact our colleagues at English Path Dubai. They have a range of English courses that suit all needs and levels.

Minimum unit values: 60 Unit

Unit 1: Using social media in Business

Unit 2: Programming

Unit 3: Cloud storage and Collaboration Tools

Unit 4: The Internet of Things

Unit 5: Information Technology Systems – Strategy, Management and Infrastructure (Pearson set)

Unit 6: Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 7: Data Modelling

Unit 8: Website Development (Pearson set)

Unit 9: IT Project Management

Unit 10: Big Data and Business Analytics

Unit 11: Digital Animation and Effects

Unit 12: Cyber Security and Incident Management (Pearson set)

Unit 13: IT Technical Support and Management

Unit 14: Digital 2D and 3D Graphics



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