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September 2019
2 Years
Course code D3COMPF1SW

Computing, BTEC Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 Computing course will provide you with knowledge of the latest technology that you’ll need to produce professional websites, create and manage computer networks, and design and develop applications. You’ll cover a broad range of topics that will give you the skills you need to carry out a number of jobs in the IT sector.

You will study:

  • Principals of computer science
  • Cyber security and encryption
  • Software development
  • Graphics animation and game design
  • Hardware system support.

You'll work with real-life employers to resolve business problems, learning the skills that they look for when recruiting IT staff, as well as taking part in work experience within the IT industry. This course also includes tutorial support, employability development, work Experience and study skills. This programme will involve a 45 day industry placement over the two years.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your practical work, group work, presentations, coursework and exams.

What could I do after this course?

This course will provide you with the skills to work in a range of roles, including website designer, software technician and programmer and much more. You could also enhance your skills with a university-level apprenticeship or the Applied Computing BSc Hons Degree at University Centre Weston.


Entry Requirements

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or a Level 2 IT or Computing qualification at merit or above.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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Joshua Callicott, IT


Joshua Callicott

“Weston College has changed the way I learn, for the better”

Former school: Backwell

Course: IT

What next? Degree Apprenticeship UCW, or UCW Applied Computing Degree.

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