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Digital Technology – Level 3

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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.

Careers and progression

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Additional information

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).

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Part time


1 year

Start date



Haybridge Road


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Upcoming events

Open event
19 June 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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