Enhanced Digital Skills for IT, Networking and Software Development - Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Computing, Digital Technologies and Games Development, IT and Media
  • Course Length

    1 year (40 weeks, 30 hours per week), to include a minimum of 5 weeks work experience placement (and a maximum of 12 weeks)

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like a challenging career in IT? Would you like the potential to progress to employment or an apprenticeship?

The Enhanced IT Learning Programme course covers a range of core IT areas, with an emphasis on preparing you for future progression that can include employment, an apprenticeship or study for a higher education qualification.

Throughout the course you will benefit from excellent facilities, including well equipped teaching rooms that include multimedia, networking and hardware rooms, as well as a dedicated IT workshop to facilitate your private study time. There will also be opportunities to enhance your learning with guest speakers, group activities and trips.

In addition you will also complete a minimum of 5 weeks work experience placement and this will be a great addition to your CV for future employment prospects.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)



  • Written assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Observations
  • In-class tests
  • Verbal assessments
  • Project


Because the course offers you a wide range of IT skills, you will have a variety of choices in education and employment, and this will include progression to an apprenticeship.

You could proceed onto a Higher Education programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) 3D Animation and Games Development
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking)
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Software Development)

We will work with you to provide relevant career advice and support with sourcing work placements.

Would you like to apply for this course?