3D Modelling, Web & Social Media Development BTEC Foundation Diploma

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Enter the fast-paced world of IT as you learn how to create and program IT systems, databases, websites and applications. This STEM-related programme turns 16 to 18 year olds into IT prodigies of the future.

Course Information

Get a taste for a role in IT with this course tailored to employability and industry demand. You will learn how to create systems that can effectively store and manage information, whilst expanding your skills and critical thinking when it comes to programming, data modelling and how they support database management systems. You will also design and develop your website – allowing you to put your creative skills into practice.


Who is this course for?

If you're in years 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career, these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry-standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Units / Modules

  • Unit 1 - Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 2 - Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 3 - Using Social Media in Business
  • Unit 4 - Programming
  • Unit 5 - Data Modelling
  • Unit 6 - Website Development

Benefits / Skills

  • Design and develop your very own website.
  • Program using industry standard programming languages.
  • Understand the data modelling process.
  • Use social media in a business context.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and maths or equivalent qualifications.

    Career Progression

    Further study to top up to a full diploma or extended diploma, an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    You will study in state-of-the-art digital facilities where you’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to thrive in this growing industry.

    Extra Curriculum

    There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds; this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019).

    Labour Market

    Roles after our digital and IT courses can include web developer, software developer, network engineer, computer systems analyst and cybersecurity analyst.

    Student Testimonial

    “The Computer Science team are knowledgeable and very supportive.” - Barnaby Mortlock Computer Science
    School of Digital & IT
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