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Computer Science

Course Overview
Course type

Level 3 Extended Diploma (BTEC)

Course length

1 year: 90 Credit Diploma
2 years: Extended Diploma

Required qualifications

Four or more 9-4 grades at GCSE.

Must include:

  • Maths (minimum 6)

Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need:

  • Level 2 Diploma uin related subject (minimum Merit)
  • Maths (minimum 6)

This course will equip you with three programming languages and you will develop skills specific to the Software Engineering industries. You will be equipped to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of Computing, as well as the knowledge of Engineering solutions to real world problems. Students with an interest in Software Development and Programming, will enjoy finding solutions to complex problems.


 

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The course will focus on:
  • learning Java, C# and .Net
  • Software Design and Development
  • developing computer Software
On the course you will:
  • use state of the art, industry-standard software
  • work with a university on developing your software
  • learn the art of designing software

 

This course will equip you with three programming languages and you will develop skills specific to the Software Engineering industries. You will be equipped to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of Computing, as well as the knowledge of Engineering solutions to real world problems. Students with an interest in Software Development and Programming, will enjoy finding solutions to complex problems.



Method of assessment

Assessment is through internally assessed assignments. Students will also be enrolled onto Core Mathematics or AS Mathematics, depending on their GCSE Mathematics grade.

 

This course will equip you with three programming languages and you will develop skills specific to the Software Engineering industries. You will be equipped to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of Computing, as well as the knowledge of Engineering solutions to real world problems. Students with an interest in Software Development and Programming, will enjoy finding solutions to complex problems.



What will I be able to progress to?

Most students progress to degree courses in areas such as Games Development, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Computer Programming. The qualification is also excellent preparation for a career in many branches of computing including Multimedia, Software design, Computing or Computer Games industries.

 

This course will equip you with three programming languages and you will develop skills specific to the Software Engineering industries. You will be equipped to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of Computing, as well as the knowledge of Engineering solutions to real world problems. Students with an interest in Software Development and Programming, will enjoy finding solutions to complex problems.