Advantages of an IT Diploma

When choosing an information technology course, there are a number of important factors to consider. You need to take a look at your budget, the amount of time you are willing to dedicate to studying, your career plans, and of course what you are eligible to study. In this article, we will be looking at each of these factors in relation to studying an IT Diploma, to show why this might just be the right course for you.

More Affordable

Whichever way you look at it, higher education is expensive, and university degrees in particular can really break the bank. If you are looking for a more affordable option that still carries weight in the industry, you may want to go with a DipIT. This qualification also comes with the added advantage of being shorter in duration. Unlike university degrees which require a minimum of 3 years of study to complete, an IT Diploma only requires 2.

Vocational Training

The information technology sector is currently facing a shortage of vocational workers. As a purely vocational course, an IT Diploma will give you the specialised, hand-on knowledge to quickly enter the world of work as a sought-after professional. You will be equipped to hit the ground running as a web developer, computer network professional, systems administrator, support specialist, project manager etc.

Fewer Entry Requirements

In addition to the above, an IT Diploma also has fewer entry requirements than a degree, making it easier to be accepted into. Unlike a degree where you are required to meet specific Maths and English requirements, you are only required to possess the following to apply:

  • A National Senior Certificate with the appropriate endorsement.

Where to Study

If you are considering studying this qualification, you should take a look at Belgium Campus iTversity’s DipIT. With local accreditation and international recognition, this qualification comes with the added advantage of one year of workplace training at a top company in the field. With this in mind, this qualification, and the experience that comes with it, will make it easy to stand out in the increasingly competitive job market.

Should you wish to pursue a degree in the future, this qualification will make you eligible to do so. You will also be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which could significantly shorten the time it takes you to complete your degree.

To conclude, if you are looking for an affordable option to quickly launch your career, Belgium Campus iTversity’s DipIT may be the perfect choice for you. For further information regarding this course or Belgium Campus iTversity, please send us an email at or give us a call at 010 593 5368.