Duration of Study Programme
2 Academic Years
October & March
The purpose of this programme and the defined pathways are:
- equipping you with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the computing industry
- enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in computing or a related area
- providing opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts
- supporting you whether you are employed or entering employment in the computing industry
- developing your ability in the computing industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
- developing a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enabling you to make an immediate contribution to employment
- providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in computing.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
ICT is both an academic and a practical subject so you will be taught with a flexible classroom-based method, through different ways, such as lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our learning portal.
Our classrooms are equipped with PCs running Windows 7 and/or Linux and a whole range of industry-standard and educational software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and others.
Most of our students bring their own laptops, but this is not essential since you can use the school’s facilities. Our Learning Portal Moodle allows you to access electronic learning resources, as well as electronic discussions with lecturers and other students.
Method of Assessment
The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.
Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.
Summary of grades
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- Have an A’Level standard of education; OR
- A relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4;
- For students whose first language is not English, competence in English must be demonstrated through an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent qualification
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding