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Information Technology

Vocational Level 3

Exam Board: Information Technology Introductory Diploma – OCR

  • The IT Introductory Diploma – Level 3 is equivalent to one A Level

Course Summary

This Diploma gives you the opportunity to explore the IT Sector and its various components, with the workplace in mind. After studying the Diploma you will have a set of practical, transferable skills tailored for working in the IT Sector, pursuing an apprenticeship or studying at university.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English and Mathematics


This course has a mixture of:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% coursework



  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information
  • Application Design
  • Product Development
  • Web Design and Prototyping

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology
  • A practical and theory focus
  • Working to industry standards to complete a year long project, incorporating employment involvement

Where might it lead?

Due to its focus on both theoretical and practical skills, this course often leads to further study at university, level four apprenticeships and employment in Graphic and Web Design, Animation, User Support, Computing, Business Information Systems, Software Engineering, and Computer Game Design.


Kieran Yeo

Kieran Yeo Which school did you go to? The Mountbatten School What subjects do you study? Business and Information Technology. What are your plans for when you leave Barton Peveril? “When I leave Barton Peveril, I am looking to get an apprenticeship with a bank, as I pursue my ambitions to work within this sector. […]

Read more about Kieran and some of our other students.