Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing (QCF)

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Krysia.McKenna@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Fiona.Keenan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Michael-John.Gillen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Cookstown
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Olga.Kelly@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is a specialist work related qualification in IT. It is a two year course consisting of 18 units. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels. All units are internally assessed and are both practical and theoretical. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.

Additional Information

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Course Content

Students learn a broad range of industry relevant computing and IT skills, such as: Programming; Networks; Web Development; Hardware/Software configuration; Workskills; and the use of ICT in employment. Students will use the College VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), containing course materials and additonal resources; this is accessible from outside the College using the Internet.

Core Modules

6 Core Modules: Communication and Employability Skills for IT; Computer Systems; Information Systems; Event Driven Programming; Software Design and Development; and Systems Analysis and Design

Optional Modules

12 additional Modules including: Digital Graphics; Website Production; Communication Technologies; Computer Animation; E-Commerce; Project Planning with IT; Networks Systems Security; Multi-media Design; Communications Technologies; Database Design; Client Side Customisation of Web Pages.

  • *These modules are subject to variation depending on local needs.

    Assessment Method

    The qualification is exam free, 100% coursework based.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of the Extended Diploma will attract UCAS points to allow learners to progress to Higher Education at University or learners can choose the route into Foundation Degree in Computing at South West College followed by progression to second year at University. Possible employment opportunities include roles such as Administrator, Animator, IT Trainer/Teacher, Programmer, Technical Sales, Technical Support Person or Web Designer.

  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at Grade C and above or equivalent, subject to interview. Any students who have not achieved a grade C in GCSE Maths or English will undertake Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy or GCSE Maths.