Pearson BTEC Computing Levels 3, 4 & 5

Pearson (formerly Edexcel) BTEC is an established brand of choice for the world’s learning communities, engaging students in applied, practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills for more than three decades. The BTEC suite of Pearson qualifications, Higher Nationals (HNs) is widely supported by higher education and industry as the principal vocational qualifications at Levels 3, Levels 4, and 5. BTEC is one of the world’s most successful applied learning brands, helping students develop their practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills for more than 30 years.

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Course Overview

Pearson BTEC Level 3


BTEC International Level 3 offers learners aged 16 and above the knowledge, understanding, and skills that they need to prepare for a career, continue in further education, or progress to higher education. The demand for workforce skills is increasing and the need for global certification in technical and vocational areas is growing. BTEC qualifications are uniquely placed to respond to these skills gaps by providing practical skills assessment and up-to-date career-focused education in traditional and emerging sectors.

Why BTEC International Level 3?


  • Available in a range of sectors for learners who wish to explore a work-related qualification or specific industry area
  • Offers learners industry knowledge, transferable skills, and behaviors to prepare them for a career or to continue education
  • Flexible and modular course structure to fit in with existing curriculum requirements
  • Recognised by many universities and Higher Education Institutes worldwide, as an entry qualification to relevant first-year degrees and Higher National Programmes.
  • Students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 qualification can enroll in a La Trobe University degree program offered by Horizon Campus.
  • ENIC-benchmarked to show comparability against the UK and European qualification frameworks (England’s RQF and European EQF).
  • Delivered in schools and colleges in 50 countries

Available in 5 sizes

BTEC sizes Equivalent International A-level sizes
Certificate (180 GLH*) International Advanced Subsidiary
Subsidiary Diploma (360 GLH) International A level
Foundation Diploma (540 GLH) International A level + International Advanced Subsidiary
Diploma (720 GLH) 2 International A levels
Extended Diploma (1080 GLH) 3 International A levels

Course Entry Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to enroll in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 program:

  1. Hold a qualification in O/L (Ordinary Level)..
  2. Achieve a credit pass in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 4 & 5


BTEC Higher Nationals are internationally recognized higher education qualifications at levels 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment. BTEC Higher Nationals are delivered at both universities and colleges in 60 countries around the world. They are an ideal choice for students seeking an affordable and relevant route to a degree or employment.

  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing
  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Software Engineering)
  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Applications Development and Testing)
  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Network Engineering)
  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Cyber Security).
  • Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Data Science )
  • Develop a comprehensive grasp of computing fundamentals, paving the way for diverse career opportunities and unlocking direct pathways to top up into the third year of esteemed universities' honors programs.

  • Customize your educational journey by selecting specialized tracks aligned with your passions while taking benefit from the expertise of experienced lecturers committed to your academic and professional growth.

  • Horizon provides a friendly, supportive, and positive learning environment while accessing a flexible payment structure, making education financially accessible.

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  • Fee
    Local Students

    Registration Fee
    LKR 30,000.00 (2024 April Intake)

    Horizon Fee
    LKR 342,000.00 (2024 April Intake)

    Pearson Fee
    GBP 300.00 (2024 April Intake)

    International Students

    Registration Fee
    USD 150.00 (2024 April Intake)

    Horizon Fee
    USD 2,200.00 (2024 April Intake)

    Pearson Fee
    GBP 300.00 (2024 April Intake)


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