This is a two year course which leads to higher education, a degree apprenticeship, a level 4 apprenticeship or into employment.
During the first year you will study:
- Fundamentals of IT
- Global Information
- Virtual and augmented reality
- The Internet of Everything
- Project Management
- Product development
- Computer systems - software
After successfully completing the first year you will study:
- Cyber Security
- Data analysis and design
- Cognitive computing
- Enterprise computing
- Cloud technology
- Application design
- Social media and digital marketing
- Games design and prototyping
- Web design and prototyping
This course consists of practical and theoretical sessions culminating in either assignments or examinations depending on the unit. Employer involvement is an essential part of the course so you will have external speakers who are actively involved in the industry.
At the end of the first year you will get:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma (Emerging Digital Technician Practitioner.)
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Internet of Everything Certificate.
At the end of the course you will also have achieved:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Extended Technical Diploma (Application Data Developer)
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Introduction to Cyber Security Certificate.
In the first year Fundamentals of IT and Global Information units are assessed by formal examinations set and marked by OCR. These will be sat in January with a chance to re-sit in the following May/June.
In the second year Cyber Security and Cloud Computing units are assessed by formal examination and marked by OCR. These are sat in the January with an opportunity to re-sit in the May/June.
All other units are assessed by assignments set and marked by the College.
You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying on line for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Computing.
A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade C or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or higher or 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C) or higher including English and Mathematics.
You will need a data stick, pens, pencils, lined A4 paper and an A4 lever arch file for your work for the examined units.
The course is recognised by industry and higher education and carries UCAS points.
During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper.
A trip to the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park is planned for the beginning of the second year. The cost will be approximately £30 which will be due in the June of the first year. Final cost will be confirmed closer to the time as it is dependent on numbers.
This is a two year course which leads on to higher education, a level 4 apprenticeship, a degree apprenticeship or into employment.