Equivalent to 3 A Levels (Pearson)
Minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4 (or A*-C) including either English or Maths
Level 2 Vocational Programme at Merit or above (e.g. BTEC/NVQ/OCR National) PLUS three GCSEs 9-4 (or A*-C) including either English or Maths.
Please Note: You do not need to have studied ICT or Computing at High School
BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing is a two year course that is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels. This computing course requires students to learn problem solving skills and to practice coding to solve ICT related problems that people as well as organisations face in today’s environment.
Students will keep a portfolio of assignments for all internal units and these will be monitored and checked by the awarding body at least twice during the 2 years.
You will develop advanced skills Information Systems, Graphic Design, Project Management skills, to mention but a few ICT topics. You will also learn fundamentals of computer science and develop programming skills using VB.Net, Python, HTML and PHP languages.
On successful completion of the BTEC Extended Diploma, you can progress to employment or apprenticeship, or you can progress to higher education and continue with degree studies in the same, or related vocational area such as Business Studies, Accounts, Law, Criminology etc. the Extended Diploma gives the flexibility of choice.
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