Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Start Date: 06/09/2023
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 explore a number of different facets of IT to give you an overall view of where you would like to specialise in the future. You will discover and develop the skills required to become a valued employee in the sector. You will learn key practical skills to successfully plan and implement systems, including; Programming and Games Development, Database Development and Digital Marketing.
You will also learn the fundamentals of software testing and apply these to evaluate a complex solution to a problem, and you will be able to incorporate these skills when learning about exciting developments in technology such as Virtual Reality and Industry 4.0, while considering how they impact on society. Alongside developing your specialist IT knowledge, you will also develop your employability and academic skills to prepare you for your next steps including; research skills, presentation skills, and working as part of a team.
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 combines internally assessed project work using themed assignment briefs to cover the assessment criteria for a range of units; these may include designing and creating products, written reports and presentations. You will also have four external assessments including one exam on Information Technology Systems and three controlled assessments, which include: Creating Systems to Manage Information; Cyber Security and Incident Management; and completing a design for a solution for a business in IT Service Delivery
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 for 2 years – Many of our courses can be studied for free, even if you are employed or self-employed, depending on your individual circumstances and the course you have chosen to study. Click here for more information.
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.
Click here for more information about the Advanced Learner Loan
This course can be paid in instalments.
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- Duration 50 hours
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- Language English
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