ICT and Computing (Extended Diploma)
Course Overview We live in a digital age. Mobile technology, social networking, cloud computing and internet-based systems have all radically changed…
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The course will cover a wide range of aspects involved in the computing and creative technology fields. It is designed to show you what is possible and is heavily focused on providing real-world solutions to real‑world problems.
Assignments and 1 Online Test
Standard entry requirements.
£20 for textbooks.
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
During your year of study you will learn how to use a variety of software tools. You will build your own websites using professional tools such as Dreamweaver and use Photoshop to create graphics for these websites as well as for other media, such as animations and books. You will be shown how data is stored in relational databases for use in software solutions. You will learn about the online world and how the internet is shaping the world we live in, as well as about how computers are physically assembled. You will also learn about how software applications, such as the apps on your mobile phone, are developed. This is an exciting course that will teach you excellent technical computing knowledge as well as the creative side of ICT.
Last year students went on to various destinations including further education on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT and Computing and starting apprenticeships.
Students may consider direct entry into related employment or further training. Roles in IT may include database analyst, IT developer and technologist.
This course is excellent preparation for students who would like to progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT and Computing or a similar course.