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Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT


Do you see yourself making a career in the IT industry? This Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT could be perfect for you.

Course duration

Up to 24 months.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT.

Entry requirements

You must be over 16 and have completed secondary school education to enrol on this course.


Six written assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course code: OBS049
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Course overview

  • This course is worth 60 credits.
  • Considered equivalent to one A Level.
  • Some universities may accept this qualification as part of their entry requirements.

This Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT course is ideal for individuals who have completed high school education (GCSEs or equivalent) and are considering working towards university.

During the course, you will explore the purpose of computer systems, web architecture and components, the implications of mobile communications technology, and much more.

Course content

  • Purpose of computer systems.
  • Purpose of computer system components.
  • Configure computer systems.

  • Purpose and types of coding.
  • Web architecture and components.
  • Create interactive websites.

  • Networking principles.
  • How network hardware and software components are connected.
  • The usage and security concerns related to networking.

  • Uses and features of mobile communication devices.
  • The communication technologies used in mobile devices.
  • The implications of mobile communications technology.

  • Cyber security.
  • Core terminology and key aspects of cyber security.
  • Cyber threat intelligence.

  • The importance of using social media in a business environment.
  • The need for social media content planning and publishing in a business environment.
  • Develop a policy and a plan to use social media in a business environment.

Awarding Body

OTHM are a UK-based awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual, that aim to support professions and industry by providing excellent qualifications that contribute for a highly qualified and experienced workforce.

Meanwhile, Online Business School offer learning pathways for you with a fast track through to a UK university qualification, either on campus or online learning.

They work with Ofqual-recognised awarding organisations for the verification of our programmes. These standards ensure that people who study an Online Business School course receive a high-level quality education alongside a certificate that is recognised universally by universities and employers.

Extra information

Once enrolled, you have 24 months to complete your studies.

You will study this course via distance learning which means you are in control of your learning. Study when and where you choose and at a pace that suits you.

Throughout the duration of your studies, you will have access to one-to-one Skype sessions with your tutor, interactive and informative webinars and an online social learning forum to help you along your journey.

This course consists of 6 modules. Each module contains 40 guided learning hours of study and an additional 30-50 hours of optional study material.

This qualification is assessed internally through tutor-marked assignments at the end of each unit.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will able to use it towards your university application. We recommend that you check with your chosen University that they accept this qualification as part of their entry requirements. If after, you’re looking to enhance your IT knowledge even further, take a look at the other IT and computer courses we offer.

Here are some of the job titles in IT:

  • IT support technician
  • Network engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cloud engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • IT consultant


You must be at least 16 years of age and have completed secondary school education.

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That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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