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 either the Hardware Technician pathway or the Digital Development route, or possibly a mixed route. The units studied and campus of delivery will depend on choices made at the end of year one.
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.
Portfolio of assignment work with regular assessments.
You will need a memory stick for saving your work; stationery, a calculator, and a file to help keep your work organised. The recommended textbook costs around £20.
• Computing BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required
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