IT: Software Development - Level 3 Extended Diploma (BTEC)

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Start Date: 04 September 2023
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 3
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, Camden Road

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This course develops the knowledge, understanding and skills you'll need to follow your career pathway in Information Technology. You will work closely with employers, Founders and Coders,  charities such as Local Village network, and Yonder who are integrated into the assessment process, giving you the essential skills to get you ready for the world of work, higher education, apprenticeships, and internships.  You will be taught, Social Media, Programming, Mobile apps Development, Coding, Computer games development, and Cyber security.

Within the IT programme we offer Core Maths, and an opportunity to part of our Coding club. You can obtain as useful addtional qaulification. 

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will learn: 

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Data Modelling
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
  • IT Technology Support and Management
  • Software Testing
  • Digital Animation and Visual Effects

 

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will produce a portfolio of work for each units, which will form the basis of your assessment. This will keep you informed on how you're doing, where you need to improve your skills, and what your specialisms should be. 

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to 

Higher Education

Cyber Security 

Information system analysis 

Software Engineering.

Artificial Intelligence. 

 

 

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444 Camden Road
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