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Computing EDEXCEL National Foundation Diploma Level 3

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The Pearson BTEC qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study computing and develop skills and knowledge require to undertake a career within the digital industry.

This programme collaborates with employers, representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies.

It also ensures the learners are able to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of the digital industry. The course focuses on computing skills tailor to the industry to ensure your knowledge and skills are transferable to specific job role within the digital industry such as Software Developer / IT Technician / Network Engineer /System Analyst / Cyber Security.

The Level 3 programme provides you with an opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship after successful completion of the course but does not give sufficient UCAS points into the university. If you intend to go to the university, you will progress on the top-up (year 2) to obtain sufficient UCAS points into university.

The Level 3 BTEC Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification combining practical and theoretical study

  • Duration

    1 year

Some of the topics are:

• Programming (Python)
• Network and Security
• Social Media
• Graphics and Animation
• Website Development

Mandatory Units

• Principles of Computer Science
• Fundamentals of Computer Systems
• IT Systems Security and Encryption
• Business Application of Social Media

Assessment Methods

External exam, assignment & practical lab

5 GCSEs at grade 4 – 9 or A* – C including English and Maths.

All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview


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Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 75 75

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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