Practical Vs Theory
Develop your understanding of IT systems and learn how to create systems to manage information, as well as studying units such as programming, data modelling, website development, using social media for business, IT technical support, games development, internet of things, and more!
What Does The Programme Include
You will learn new skills through lectures, demonstrations, e‑learning, private study, practical workshops, investigative work, case studies, guest speakers and group work.
5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths
Alternatively a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma, and a GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths, or a pass for functional skills Level 2 English and Maths.<?xml:namespace prefix = “o” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.
One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — subject to course availability
- Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard — subject to course availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
A Merit in your first year is required to enter the second year Extended Diploma.
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
There are four externally set and marked assessments, one is a written examination and three are controlled assessments. The remaining assessments consist of internally set and marked assignments.
Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this course, you can progress on the HND in Computing at University Centre Peterborough or other degrees at university. You could also enter employment as a:
- Web Designer
- Network Administrator
- Help-desk Analyst
- Software Developer
- Systems Analyst
You will study the following units:
- Information Technology Systems
- Creating Systems to Manage Information
- Using Social Media in Business
- Data Modelling
- Website Development
- Computer Games Development
- IT Project Management
- Cyber Security and Incident Management
- IT Technical Support and Management
- Software Testing
- IT Service Delivery
- The Internet of Things
You will have the opportunity to take part in many external trips including Bletchley Park and Computer Museum and Amazon Fulfilment Tours amongst others. You will meet a range of guest speakers from the industry to give you top tips for advancing your career in IT.