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

Information Technology is a vocational course that enables you to develop both theoretical and practical skills ideal for the IT industry. During the course, you will learn about the fundamentals of IT through the exploration of IT systems, security, communication, hardware and software.

You will also develop an appreciation of the global impact of IT through your studies of how information and data is used. In the second year, you are then able to apply your theoretical knowledge into coursework by undertaking the planning and creation of two prototypes and the creation of a complete website. You will do this by following and completing all stages of the product life cycle, replicating industry processes.

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.


Divya Beri

"I participate in the Barton Peveril Choir and have been taken part in the concerts held in Romsey Abbey and the Rose Theatre. I have met some amazing people at choir and friends that I will keep for life."

Read more about Divya and some of our other students.