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Qualification - BTEC Level 3
Exam Board - Pearson
WHY CHOOSE COMPUTER SCIENCE?
By undertaking this course you will have access to lessons delivered in our state of the art computer suites exploring a range of topics preparing you for industry and/ or higher education. You will also have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field through guest speakers attending pre-arranged lessons and visits to various computing companies building networks in industry bringing your knowledge and skills to life.
Computer science covers a broad variety of roles that ensure complex systems and software applications are designed, built and maintained to appropriate standards. The National Diploma consists of six mandatory units: Principles of Computer Science Planning and Management of Computing Projects Building Computer Systems IT Systems Security Systems Analysis and Design Software Development Through optional units the course also provides the opportunity to explore human-computer interaction, website development, object-orientated programming, mobile app development, relational database development, web application development, programmable devices and controllers and computer forensics.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is designed to support learners who want a strong core study of computer science providing the opportunity to develop sector knowledge and practical skills. This course will enable progression to roles in the computing industry or progression to higher education.
HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED?
The National Diploma in Computer Science consists of 10 units, of which 6 units are mandatory and 4 are optional. During the course, you will build a portfolio of work consisting of a range of assessment techniques including written exams, set tasks and assignments. 2 units are marked externally and 8 units are marked internally and verified externally.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: NO SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, JUST A RANGE OF GCSE GRADES