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IT & Computing

This qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study computing as a one-year full-time course leading to the Extended diploma in Year 2. The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing is equivalent in size to three A Levels and would normally be the only qualification in a learner's study programme. It is designed to be offered to 16-18 learners who are interested in progressing to further study in higher education computing-related disciplines.

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    Entry Requirements

    GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths (Grades A-C or minimum Grade 4). Successful completion of a substantial Level 2 qualification along with Five GCSEs at grades A-C or 4-9 plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability and a satisfactory reference.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external internal and synoptic. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the computing suite are: - examinations: all learners take the same assessment at the same time normally with a written outcome - set tasks: learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

    Aims of the course

    The qualification provides learners with a broad base of knowledge of the computing sector. The optional units enable learners to explore their own choice of areas for further study. Learners could also progress to employment in the computing sector. They give learners the knowledge understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment and University.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to a degree level course in computer science and digital technology. You will also be provided with support with the process of your UCAS application and your tutors will provide you with a reference.

    Facilities

    The model of delivery will be a mix of classroom-based and online learning. You will have access to our digital learning platforms that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Individual tutorial support is available. Additional learning support is also available if required.

    Career Options

    Hardware software and programming related careers.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 23/06/2023
Course Code 4ITAN9S0

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,345
24+ £3,345
International £9,000

More Options

  • Starting 05/09/2022 at Southwark
    Venue Southwark
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 35 weeks
    Start Date 05/09/2022
    End Date 23/06/2023
    Course Code 4ITAP9S0

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 3,345
    24+ £3,345
    International £9,000

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