What opportunities will this course give me?
Computer Science is a broad field that provides a huge marketplace of employment opportunities within a wide range of industries. Throughout the programme, you will learn industry techniques and skills through the use of common software and tools. You will learn from professional lecturers with relevant industry backgrounds and knowledge.
Upon successful completion, this programme is equivalent to three A Levels. Level 3 Computer Science: Programming can provide entry to the Level 4 / 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma . There are opportunities for employment within the IT sector in programming, technical support services, systems maintenance and user support.
What will I be learning?
This programme provides a foundation in all aspects of programming, with a strong bias towards practical study, mirroring industry practice. Learners will study a range of topics designed to give them a firm grounding in programming and to make them employable in the industry or enable them to apply to university for more specialised training. During the programme you will learn C#, C++, .NET 4 and Object Oriented Programming and will target a variety of platforms including desktop, phone and tablets.
The Computer Science industry adapts to current needs at an extremely fast pace. Our programmes reflect this and are changed to mirror the skill set required. Eighteen units are studied from a possible selection of forty three. You will study a broad range of subjects across programming.
Sample units (subject to change):
• Communication and Employability Skills for IT*
• Computer Systems*
• Information Systems*
• Software Design and Development
• Procedural Programming
• Event Driven Programming
• Object Oriented Programming
• Human Computer Interaction
• Computer Game Design
• Developing Computer Games
• Computer Game Platforms and Technologies
• Mathematics for IT Practitioners
Level 3 will include a further six units.
Why is this course for me?
Learners will collect evidence in an electronic portfolio and will be assessed by a variety of methods including written and practical learning.
What do I need to sign up?
You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher including English Language and mathematics.
You will require an interview with subject specialist staff to ensure you have a good understanding of the course you are applying for. Attendance and attainment reports from previous education will also be required.
For internal progression it is expected that you will have achieved a minimum of a merit at L2 and made positive progress to achieving your GCSE English and Maths (if below Grade 4) as well as demonstrating that you have upheld the college values.
Adult learners may apply for any of our full time and apprenticeship programmes and your vocational experience will also be taken into consideration alongside existing qualifications.
The programme is fully funded for learners aged 16-18.
For learners aged 19+ the price is upon application only, and after receiving information, advice & guidance.
This two year programme offers progression to our own Higher Education program or to a vast range of University offers.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All learners will benefit from a modern Windows PC to use on the premises and a number of fully equipped labs for their studies. Computer Science learners will be entitled to free versions of Microsoft software used on the programme.
All learners enrolled on a full-time study programme are expected to attend a compulsory work or industry placement during their course. The number of hours of placement will vary from 35 hours through to 750 hours, this variance is due to the differing types of assessment on each course.
Learners should be aware that this is compulsory part of their study programme and work / Industry placements will take place during the college week.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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