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Computer Science (Level 3)

L3

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

What qualifications will I gain?

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

UCAS points available

Up to 168