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Information Technology – L3 Applied General


Special Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the level 3 Applied General entry requirements.

Course Introduction

During the two years of study, you will use a variety of application packages, including databases, spreadsheets, word processors, presentation software and web page creators.

By investigating a variety of applications you will become familiar with software and hardware and appreciate the impact that computers have on our lives.

Preparing for Information Technology

We have created a transition pack on our website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.

If you have any questions about the course, please email admissions@s6f.org.uk

Course Modules

The objective of this qualification is to give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in IT systems, systems management, and social media in business.

You will study three mandatory units:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business

There is also a choice of optional units including:

  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development

Taking Information Technology alongside other level 3 qualifications, including Applied Generals or A Levels, gives you plenty of opportunity for progression including university, work or an apprenticeship.


This course has a mixture of both internal assessment and external examinations. The external assessment is equal to 58%.

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