Digital Technology (Digital Applications) - Level 3 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Full-Time


IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving, IT has an ever increasing role to play. This course has been developed in consultation with employers in the IT sector to allow you to develop the skills and behaviours needed in industry. It Includes practical activities in all units where you learn, do, review as well as developing transferable skills for the workplace or future studies.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2019. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for anyone wanting to start a career in Digital Technology.

Qualification Gained

You will a gain an BTEC L2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology (Digital Application)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

The Course will cover the following modules:

  • Set up and Configure Technology Systems 
  • IT Service Solutions
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Digital Applications Development 
  • Security Protection and Risk Management 
  • Organisational Uses for Digital Media Systems

Learning Methods

A variety of classroom and independent learning methods are used. Support materials will be available to you through our virtual learning environment to allow you to continue working on your studies from home.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods used may include :-

  • External Assessment
  • Presentation 
  • Demonstrations
  • Witness statements
  • Development of appropriate documentation or assessment reports.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you would be eligible to progress onto the:

  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT (Cyber),
  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT (Software)
  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT (Games).

Alternatively you may progress onto an apprenticeship programme or into employment.


Career Opportunities

Throughout the course there will be the opportunity to have access to real working environments, hear from industry speakers, visit employers work places and take up work placements. These activities will assist in developing your skills further to improve your employment prospects within the IT industry.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's Grades D-E or 2-3, including English & Maths or a relevant level 1 qualification

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

There may be additional costs associated with trips that will take place throughout the academic year.

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.