BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing / Computer Science

Overview

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
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.
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE?
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

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following 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

What is the structure of the course?

There are three main forms of assessment: external, internal and synoptic.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Must have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths & English)
  • An interest in computer applications and systems.

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