Level 3 Diploma in Computing - Computer Science


The course includes up to 13 units, depending on whether you opt to study the Extended Certificate, Foundation Diploma, National Diploma or the National Extended Diploma. Below is an example of some of these units:
·        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
·        Digital Video
·        Object-oriented Programming
·        Systems Analysis and Design
·        Systems Methodology

There are three main forms of assessment: external, internal and synoptic.
Yes if you have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths & English) and an interest in computer applications and systems.
Alternatively, a good grade such as a Merit grade or higher on the BTEC Information Technology level 2 course may allow access to this course. Some form of Level 2 literacy and numeracy is preferred. All learners will be interviewed before being offered a place on the course.
5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths & English).
Title                                                                                                              Equivalent
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing                  3 A levels
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computer Science                      2 A levels
BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing              1.5 A levels
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing              1 A levels

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