Level 3 Diploma in Computing

Level 3 Diploma in Computing

Level 3 Diploma in Computing

The Extended Diploma in Computing qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels and offers you an introduction to the IT industry and in-depth exposure to personal computers, hardware and operating systems. It is based on theory and practical hands on experience.

You will study:

Year 1

  • Communicating
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • IT Technical Support
  • Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Procedural Programming
  • Database Design
  • E-Commerce

Year 2

  • Organisational Systems Security
  • Developing Games
  • Maintaining Computer Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Website Production
  • Digital Graphics
  • Computer Animation
  • Project Planning with IT
  • The impact of the Use of IT on System

You will have appropriate visits from local IT companies and web designers, meet successful IT professionals as well as trips to local venues to explore IT in the workplace. During the course you will be offered the opportunity to take up work placements.

You will be assessed via continuous assessment of coursework, assignments and online tests.

On successful completion of this course you could progress to the HND Computing at the Henley campus or a degree at university. Alternatively, you can enter employment in areas such as applications programming, systems programming, or network administration.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.


A relevant Level 2 qualification with a merit/distinction profile and Functional Skills Level 2, or four relevant GCSEs Grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and English, plus a positive school report and the successful completion of an interview.

Course Summary

Length of study:
70 Weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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