This course is designed to equip you for a successful career in the IT industry. The course will give a comprehensive overview and thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing you with the real, practical skills needed in today’s competitive environment. It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a structured approach to programme design, and the necessary skills. It also provides a framework for sound technical and professional practices and an opportunity to develop both independent and co-operative work.
UCAS Tariff Points: Pre-2017 Entry - 160 points, Post-2017 Entry - 64 points
The tariff points can be made up of:
A Levels (GCE and VCE): 2 A Levels at Grade C
BTEC Extended Diploma: Grade MPP
BTEC Diploma: Grade MM
BTEC 90 Credit Diploma: Grade DM
Access to HE: Grade P45
All Level 3 qualifications must be an IT or computing subject or you should be able to demonstrate suitability at interview.
Minimum number of GCSEs at Grade C or above: 5
which must include:
GCSE English: Grade C or 4
GCSE Maths: Grade C or 4
Are Level 2 equivalents accepted?: Yes
Delivery and Assessment
This course is assessed through coursework, assignments and projects.
After this course you will be able to progress to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme. Alternatively you may wish to continue with professional qualifications like those offered by the Computer Society (BCS). For successful candidates preferring to move into employment after the end of the one year programme, the qualification will enhance your job opportunities within IT management, computing and computer science roles.