• it 01
  • Computer Science incorporating AI and Robotics Level 1 02
  • it 02
  • it 03
  • Computer Science incorporating AI and Robotics Level 1 01
  • Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Level 2

Overview

This QCF BTEC course offers a broad and comprehensive foundation for students wanting to work in any IT discipline. The Extended Diploma qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Course description

Being unit based, learners can develop both technical and general skills in a range of practical and theoretical subjects within all key areas covered within the programme.

In addition to technical units, the course focuses on the importance of employability and communication skills needed for successful entry into employment today. Industry visits and work experience broaden your knowledge and help you to understand how to apply theory to a range of business sectors.

You will be taught by tutors with a passion for computing and coding, who have years of experience in FE, industry and HE. They will combine theory with practice so that you are able to develop high-level skills and be creative as well as technically adept.

What areas will I study?

Mandatory units:

  • Communication and employability skills for IT
  • Computer systems
  • Information systems

Optional units:

  • Computer systems
  • Database
  • Managing networks
  • Organisational systems security
  • E-commerce
  • Computer networks
  • IT technical support
  • Project planning with IT
  • Maintaining computer systems
  • Website production
  • Installing and upgrading software
  • Computer animation
  • 2D animation production
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Impact of the use of IT on business systems
  • Communication technologies

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September | 2019/20 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September | 2019/20 - 2 Academic Year(s) 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 | 2019/20 £7,000 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September | 2019/20 £7,000 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
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