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Bradford College

Business Computing (Extended Diploma)

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
2 Academic Years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


This course is designed in collaboration with Higher Education providers and local Businesses, this course will help you to develop your critical thinking and vocational skills. During this course you will benefit from listening to expert speakers from the industry, mentoring schemes, work experience and external visits.

Throughout the course, our links with industry will help you to develop a greater awareness of professional practices in preparation for your work placement within a local company. We’ll ensure that you have a strong approach to problem-solving both individually and in groups involving model-building and analysis, applying both theoretical and practical knowledge to make choices and find solutions.

This course is equivalent to three A Levels and is therefore perfect for entry to degree programmes.

  Key Info

Course Content:

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information
  • Business Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Enterprise Business
  • Software Engineering for Business
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Internet of Everything
  • Web Design and Prototyping

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or C, including GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 IT qualification graded at a Merit as well as GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or C.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You will be assessed throughout the course by external examination, assignments and practical assessments. This will include project work and lab activities.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study, higher education and employment in the IT and Computing industry.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.