BTEC National Diploma in Computing Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Computing & Digital Technology

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language at grade C or above.

In a nutshell

This course aims to blend technical skills with the business, interpersonal and project management skills that are needed not only by the computing sector, but by all the sectors using technology in a modern business environment.

This course is for you if...

... You want a combination of computing knowledge and practical skills
... You are enthusiastic about the ever-changing technological demands of industry
... You want to blend technical and business knowledge

What will I be doing?

The programme is designed to develop your technical skills in systems security, software development and computer games design.

You will study core units in the first year, and then progress to the Extended Diploma in the second year. You'll study a very wide range of computing topics, which could include:

Year 1:

  • Principles of computer science (exam)
  • Fundamentals of computer systems (exam)
  • IT systems security and encryption
  • Business applications of social media
  • Website development
  • Digital graphics and animation

Year 2:

  • Planning and management of computing projects (assessment)
  • Software design and development project (assessment)
  • The impact of computing
  • Computer games development
  • Computer networking
  • Relational database development
  • Systems analysis and design

You'll be assessed through coursework and exams in the first and second years and you'll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language at grade C or above.

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

  • HND in Computing or Foundation Degree IT Security at Coleg Gwent or other university level study in subjects such as computing, e-commerce, gaming, management information systems or database management.
  • Employment as a junior developer or computer technician etc
  • Apprenticeship at a suitable IT or Computing company

University courses in computer science, computer games design and computer forensics

Where can I study BTEC National Diploma in Computing Level 3?

EFBE0019AC
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

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