Digital Technology – Level 3

Course Code: DIG-L3-0

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Part Time


Haybridge Road, Telford

Course Level


About the course

The adults level 3 digital course is aimed at adults aged 24 and over who do not currently have an A level (or equivalent) qualification. This is a free qualification that will give you the opportunity to study a variety of digital content ranging from the fundamentals of IT and cyber security to building computer networks. The course is primarily coursework , assessed by your teachers, with three exam based units covered over the course of the year. This is an up-to-date qualification awarded by OCR Cambridge Technicals which can lead to many varied career paths including games design, web and animation development, network security, digital forensics or even mobile app development. Your lessons will be backed up with exciting practical’s, delivered by knowledgeable experienced teachers and supported through the use of multiple platforms including Microsoft Teams.

Software developer, programmer, analyst, computer technician, project manager, website designer and games developer positions are all options.

Success in the diploma level 3 opens up the opportunity for further study, you could take a HND, Foundation Degree in Computing or get yourself an apprenticeship or go to university.

In April 2021, the Government launched the Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs offer. This policy gives adults without a Level 3 qualification the chance to gain their first level 3 qualification for free. Eligibility for the offer has been expanded so that any adult in England who is earning under the National Living Wage annually (£18,525 in FY2022-23) or are unemployed will also be able to access these free qualifications, even if they already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. The expansion of eligibility for these qualifications will provide vital opportunities for the lowest-paid adults to upskill or retrain to help them access better jobs, improve their wages and increase their chances of being in employment.

It is a mixture of external exams and coursework and is graded pass, merit and distinction.

Please apply for Lifetime Skills – Digital Technology – Level 3 Free for adults 19+ who do not already have a level 3 qualification (A levels or BTEC/Pearson level 3 qualification). This course is 12 hours per week Tuesday 6-9pm, Thursday 6-9pm and Friday 9-4.35 (students need to attend all sessions).

Two students working on a computer at Telford College
Curriculum Area
7th Form (A Levels)
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