Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Start Date: 07/09/22
Details: Various weekdays/times
What is this course about?
IT and Computing is an exciting and ever evolving subject, with a job market that is expected to grow exponentially over the next 10 years, and with Liverpool City Region having the second fastest growing Digital and Creative sector in the UK, it is an exciting time to get involved in the subject. You will study a range of subjects enabling you to develop highly sought after skills throughout different Multimedia and Computing careers including; Game Development, Web Development, Software Development, Cyber Security and Project Management. You will have the opportunity to use and develop for current technologies, such as considering the impact of Virtual Reality; and see Computing in action through trips and guest speakers.
What will I learn on this course?
You will have the opportunity to grow skills by learning and applying skills to design, create, and test a range of projects. You will develop digital skills through practical projects in areas such as Game Engines, Website Development, 2D and 3D Development, Social Media and Internet of Things. You will discover the skills required to become a valued employee in the sector, you will be able to plan and evaluate an IT Service. You will develop design skills to plan and implement systems including the development of games, websites and database systems. You will also have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of programming and apply these to create a solution.
The course combines internally assessed project work and also four external assessments including one on-screen exam on Information Technology Systems and three controlled assessments, which include: Creating Systems to Manage Information, Cyber Security and IT Service Delivery.
GCSE maths and English grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English OR achieving Level 2 on our college assessments with some prior computer experience. You will also have a college admissions interview.
What will this course lead on to?
By completing this qualification you will put yourself in an excellent position to advance to a related University course. This qualification is highly valued by employers and you may have the opportunity to apply for junior positions in the industry or an apprenticeship in software development.
How will I be assessed?
The course is 100% internally assessed through coursework. Themes will be used for assignment briefs to cover the assessment criteria for a range of units; these may include written reports, presentations, working in groups and creating products. There will also be opportunities to assess by other methods throughout the year including; Observation, Video or Audio.
There are a variety of Enrichment activities that you can get involved in: Virtual Reality Club, CISCO IT Essentials, CISCO CCNA, Adobe Certified Associate exams. Students will also take part in Local and National Competitions such as Bebras Computing Challenge and CyberCenturion.
Our students also enhance their studies by taking part in different trips including: International trip to Disneyland Paris for Computing Live!; EGX – UK’s largest computer game convention and Bletchley Park – the home of the codebreakers.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
Standard course materials such as, pen, pencil, and paper will be needed. All students will have OneDrive cloud storage that will allow them to access work outside of the classroom. You will be required to pay for trips and visits.
Course Fee: £8,583
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If you are 19 or over and studying a level 3 qualification you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. These loans will cover the full course fee for the duration of your course.
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This course can be paid in instalments.
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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