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IT Entry 3 Extended Award in Skills for Preparing for Employment C&G

The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in IT which will enable students to be able to apply for jobs effectively and prepare for interviews.

It also covers the principles of Prevent and British Values.

The course is delivered over 8 days in small classes which is tutor-led.

Learners work through instructional IT workbooks at their own pace and complete a portfolio of evidence by completing assessments at the end of each unit.

To achieve this qualification, learners need to achieve all 6 units.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Entry Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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Topics covered:

  • 305 – Introduction to IT
  • 315 – Effective Communication for the Workplace
  • 308 – Searching for a Job
  • 340 – Self Assessment
  • 376 – Create a Good Impression on Customers
  • 000 ­­– Prevent and British Values

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Highfields External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • be aged 19+
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:


  • Entry 3 Award in Essential Digital Skills
  • Level 1 Award in Essential Digital Skills
  • progressing to employment where they can apply their digital and IT knowledge and skills

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Fully Funded.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details