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Computer Science (Level 3)


What will I study?

In year one you will study a range of units, including: principles of computer science; fundamentals of computer systems; IT systems security and encryption; business applications of social media; impact of computing; digital graphics and animation; planning and management of computing projects and a software design and development project. In year two you will study a mixture of hardware and software units, giving you a broad skill set to take forward.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

You will be able to move to the Computing HNC/HND at Tresham College and Bedford College, move on to a degree or go directly into employment as a Software Developer or Hardware Engineer.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio of assignment work with regular assessments.

Are there any additional costs?

• Trips £40
• Course text book and study guide £45

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Computing BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168