This is a two year course. It can lead on to a level 3 apprenticeship or into employment. It can also lead on to Higher Education.
In the first year you will study:
Unit 1: Communication and Employability skills for IT Practitioners
Unit 2: Computer Systems
Unit 6: Software Design and Development
Unit 9: Networks
Unit 10: Communication Technologies
Unit 36: Computer games platforms and Technologies
After successfully completing the first year you will study:
Unit 3: Information Systems
Unit 30: Digital Graphics
Unit 12: IT Technical support
Unit 41: 3D Modelling
Unit 13: IT Troubleshooting and repair
Unit 31: Computer Animation
This course consists of practical and theoretical sessions culminating of vocational assignments 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:
- IT Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 EDEXCEL
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Internet of Everything Certificate.
At the end of the second year you will also have achieved:
- IT General Level 3 Diploma EDEXCEL
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Introduction to Cyber Security Certificate.
In addition you will have re-taken your English and Mathematics GCSE.
All units are assessed by assignments and are set and marked by the College.
You can get a place on the course by completing an application form. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the Computing team.
A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade D/5 or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade D/5 or higher.
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.
How much will this course cost?
For most students there is no fee for this course. However for students aged 19 or over at the start of the course or who have already completed a Level 3 course previously there is a charge.
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper.
After this course you can choose to progress to higher education, a level 3 apprenticeship or into employment.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds