Information Technology, University entry courses A level (Level 3)
The Level 3 University Foundation Programme is a 120 credit qualification (equivalent to two A levels) which helps students learn key concepts and a range of management procedures required to work within a business, it has been specifically developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and in teams within business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company.
About the course
In today’s competitive business landscape, IT is indispensable for delivering top-notch products and services. As businesses increasingly harness technology’s potential, the demand for skilled IT professionals is soaring. Are you ready to launch your IT career?
Our Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Information Technology, equivalent to one A-level (60 credits), is designed to empower learners with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the IT sector or further education.
This qualification ensures learners gain sector-specific knowledge and acquire contemporary skills in computer systems, networks, coding, website development, mobile communications, cyber security, and business-oriented social media practices.
The Level 3 course comprises 6 modules and 6 written assignments. Each module entails 40 guided learning hours, supplemented by an optional 30-50 hours of recommended exercises, readings, internet resources, and self-testing exercises.
Exciting news: This course qualifies for ELCAS funding.
Examples of University Progression
- Qualification Numbers: OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Information Technology- 603/7029/4
The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1800.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- Interest free monthly instalments
- Western Union
- ELCAS funding
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
Excluding ELCAS funded learners.
On completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study one of our level 4/5 IT programmes and then go on to complete a BA top up at a range of UK universities.
This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education and wish to progress onto a degree at university, or the undergraduate level 4/5 diploma in information technology with London Academy of Business and Management (LABM).
- Computer Systems:
- Purpose of computer systems and their components.
- Configuration of computer systems.
- Coding and Website Development:
- Coding purposes and types.
- Web architecture and components.
- Creation of interactive websites.
- Networking principles.
- Connectivity of network hardware and software components.
- Usage and security considerations in networking.
- Mobile Communications:
- Uses and features of mobile communication devices.
- Mobile communication technologies.
- Implications of mobile communications technology.
- Core understanding of cybersecurity.
- Key terminology and aspects of cybersecurity.
- Cyber threat intelligence.
- Social Media for Business:
- Importance of social media in business.
- Social media content planning and publishing.
- Development of social media policy and plan for business use.
The level 3 foundation diploma in IT has 6 written assignments. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are
- Computer systems
- Coding and website development
- Mobile communication
- Cyber security
- Social media for business
More information about the level 3 units can be found here: OTHM_L3_Foundation_Diploma_in_Information_Technology_spec_2021_01.pdf