• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

1 Year Full-Time course (2nd year to the Computing Level 3 program)

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 Year Full Time
Awarding Body
Edexcel BTEC
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

You will study 7 units this year;  3 mandatory and 4 optional.  The program of study is made up of both coursework and exams.  The full qualification inc Year 1 is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ levels.

Mandatory Units

  • Plan and Manage Projects
  • Software Design
  • The Impact of Computing

Optional Units

  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Managing and Supporting Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design

You will have regular tutorials designed to feedback the information you will require to progress your computing skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You will need to have studied Computing Level 3 Year 1 and to have achieved a Merit.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Gill Thiede

Gill Thiede


Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the Digital Industries at a Junior Level but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including software programmer and networks and security managers.

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Claire Perkins
01302 553819
getcreative@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You will need to have studied Computing Level 3 Year 1 and to have achieved a Merit.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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