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This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing.
It is a 2 year course consisting of 13 units, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
Units are assessed either internally (9) or externally (4) and are both practical and theory based. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.
You will study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations.
The qualification also includes a choice of optional units covering areas such as data modelling and analytics, computer games development, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies, software testing and enterprise for IT.
Students will use the College VLE (virtual learning environment) to access course materials and additional resources; this is also accessible from outside the College using the Internet.
Four GCSEs grade C and above or equivalent; subject to interview.
Any students who have not achieved a grade C in GCSE Maths or English will undertake Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy or GCSE Maths.
The qualification is both coursework and exam based.
Successful completion of the Extended Diploma will attract UCAS points to allow learners to progress to Higher Education at University or learners can choose the route of Foundation Degree in Computing at South West College followed by progression to the second year at University.
Possible employment opportunities include roles such as Administrator, Animator, IT Trainer / Teacher, Programmer, Technical Sales, Technical Support or Web Designer.
This course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.*The fees quoted are payable for each year.
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