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computing and information technology level 3

Computing Foundation Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code
    A0381

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time

Summary

This course will investigate how computers work. You will find out what hardware and software work well together and set up a safe safe system. You will also undertake skills in IT security, where you will discover how to create an IT system which is resistant to hackers and viruses. You will also create a website, write a computer game, and so much more. The Foundation Diploma leads to the Extended Diploma to make a two year program.
Over the two years you will study 13 units:

Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science
Unit 2: Fundamentals of Computer Systems
Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computing Projects
Unit 4 Software Design and Development Project
Unit 7: Systems Security and Encryption
Unit 8: Business Applications of Social Media
Unit 9: The Impact of Computing
Unit 10: Human–Computer Interaction
Unit 14: Computer Games Development
Unit 15: Website Development
Unit 17: Mobile Apps Development
Unit 19: Computer Networking

Why Our College?

Learn from industry experts

As part of the computer networking unit, you will have the opportunity to work with a specialist before building your own computer network

Explore technology through your own creations

You will have the opportunity to write software which can include computer games or even a mobile app

Recognised programme

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics and is recognised by BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry Requirements

Additional entry requirements for this course: Maths GCSE new grade 4 (or old grade C)

Learning Outcomes

This qualification is designed to support students who want a strong core study of computer science to enable progression to roles in the computing industry or progression to higher education, with a focus on the computing sector. The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been consulted on the content development to corroborate its relevance with current industry practice used in computing and related occupational disciplines.

Assessment

Additional entry requirements for this course: Maths GCSE new grade 4 (or old grade C)

Progression

On completion of the two year program you can progress to higher education on a full degree course, for example:
BSc (Hons) in Games Programming
BSc (Hons) in Creative Technologies
BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing (Gaming).

Career Progression

This qualification enables you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for computing roles, including:

Web Development and IT Support apprenticeships
Trainee Games Programmer
Assistant Online Marketing Designer
Digital Media Trainee
Assistant Producer (Games).

Fees

If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.

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