L3 - Digital Technologies

Course code: JFAA102P

Subject area: Digital Technologies

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555585

The Level 3 Digital Technologies course is designed for learners who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in Computer Science, Computer Systems, IT Security and Encryption. You will develop your understanding of computing science and the fundamentals of computer systems whilst enhancing your own specialist computing knowledge. Through a combination of practical assessments and written assignments, the course provides learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a successful career in this fast-paced industry sector.

Using our state-of-the-art facilities, you will learn a range of technical, practical and academic skills in order to prepare you for a career in the industry, an apprenticeship or further study. The course focuses on the core computer applications and the technical skills highly valued by employers in the workplace, including; Principles of Computer Science, IT Systems Security and Encryption, Applications of Social Media and Human-Computer Interaction which will enable you to become a vocationally trained, responsive and adaptable individual in this challenging and rapidly developing industry.

Year 1
• Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science (Exam)
• Unit 2: Fundamentals of Computer Systems (Exam)
• Unit 7: IT Systems Security and Encryption
• Unit 8: Applications of Social Media
• Unit 10: Human-Computer Interaction
• Unit 15: Website Development
On successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing, you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing, gain an apprenticeship or seek technician level employment. Progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma is subject to successfully completing the Foundation Diploma and passing an interview.
5 or more GCSEs at grade C/4 or Level 2 at Merit including GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4.
In addition to the main course fees there is an additional cost of £68 for text books. There is also a trip fee of £60. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £68.00
Materials: £60.00

Total Cost: £128.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £8,583.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £68.00
Materials: £60.00

Total Cost: £8,711.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £68.00
Materials: £60.00

Total Cost: £128.00

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing