Computing & IT

Digital and Computing Technologies Foundation Diploma - C097

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course has been designed to help you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in general Digital Industry subjects. This is a broad based qualification that provides you with the opportunity to progress towards further academic study or employment.

Course Details

This programme consists of a range of units studied over one year. The units you will study will be from the following:


  • Information Technology Systems
  • Create and Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming

Plus 2 optional units which your tutor will confirm, for example:

  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Games Development
Entry Guidelines

Priority will be given to applicants who are 16-18 years old.

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths.


Relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or distinction and English Language and Maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C).


Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

Assessment Method

You will apply your learning and demonstrate your knowledge through the completion of practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed tasks and written exams.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (Grade 4 or above)
  • To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities. We will provide these for your use whilst in College, but to enhance your learning experience further we require you to make a contribution to trips throughout the year. Do you need support with the cost of this?

Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of the course will provide the opportunity for students to progress to the Extended Diploma in IT.

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £2850.00

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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