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Overview

This exciting new Level 3 course from Pearson gives you the opportunity to study the hottest subject currently in the world of technology.

Do your future aspirations include seeing yourself working in cyber security or perhaps developing the latest app for use over different platforms or the languages used in website development? Then this course can set you on your path to your dreams.

Course description

In the first year, you will learn about the emerging networking technology and the internet of things. Develop your skills in handling data and developing an information system. Create a website using client side languages such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Understand and use the fundamentals of programming technique learning languages such as C# and Python.

Come back for the second year to develop further skills and knowledge in Cyber Security and Incident Management. Learn how to manage computing projects and analyse big data.

Through a combination of external, internal and synoptic assessment, you will study both mandatory and optional units. There are opportunities to take part in national competitions, go on trips to the Space Centre, Computer Museum and BBC. Have the opportunity to take part in work placements in Ireland and further abroad such as Spain.

What areas will I study?

Through a combination of external, internal and synoptic assessment, you will study both mandatory and optional units including:

  • Using social media in business
  • Programming
  • Website development
  • Mobile apps development
  • Computer games development
  • Data modelling
  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information

Second year unit to include:

  • Cyber security

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
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Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
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Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
95/100 75/100
Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends