Computing and Digital Technologies
Computing & IT
Computing & IT
Computing, BTEC Extended Diploma
You will gain knowledge of the latest technology, which you need to produce professional websites, create and manage computer networks and security, and design and develop applications. You will cover a broad range of topics also including social media, graphics and encryption.
You will 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.
You will also get the chance to become Microsoft-certified through Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications. As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills and attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through observations of practical work, group work, presentations, coursework, and exams.
What could I do after this course?
The majority of learners apply for a degrees related to computing, such as the degree in Applied Computing at University Centre Weston. There is also the opportunity to progress directly to the workplace or to seek a higher or degree-level apprenticeship.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 upwards or a relevent level 2 qualification at Merit or above
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What our students say
Jackson Wood, Computing L3
"I have enjoyed being able to work in an environment that treats me like an independent human being while feeling supported all the while. This has really helped me develop myself and focus hard on the goals that I wish to achieve. It's been a huge benefit to my learning."
Former school: King Alfred's
Studied: Computing L3
What next? Studying a Bachelors in Cyber Security at Plymouth University.