Computing - BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3

This qualification is for learners who are interested in entering employment at a junior level or who wish to progress to further study in higher education. They will develop a common core of computing knowledge and study areas such as systems analysis, network security and programming.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Principles of Computer Science
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Planning and Management of Computing Projects
  • Software Design and Development Project
  • IT Systems Security and Encryption
  • Business Applications of Social Media
  • The Impact of Computing
  • Website Development
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Relational Database Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above

Or

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification

Or

  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.


What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Cyber Security Manager
  • IT management
  • Technical support
  • App development
  • Web development
  • Software development
  • IT System Helpdesks
  • E-Commerce
  • Technical Support
  • Network Management
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Support Analyst
  • Java Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Developer

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing.

Start date

September.

Duration

2 years.

Where will I be based?

Port Academy Liverpool building, Hugh Baird College.

Cost

Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 3 Aged 19+ Loan
Free Free £4,322

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.


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Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.


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Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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