Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 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: 16
Course Coordinator: Krysia.McKenna@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 07 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: 16
Course Coordinator: Fiona.Keenan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 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: 16
Course Coordinator: Michael-John.Gillen@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing. It is a 1 year course consisting of 8 units. It is equivalent to 2 A Levels. Units are assessed either internally (4) or externally (2) and are both practical and theory based. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and groupwork.

Course Content

You will study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations. The qualification also includes a choice of optional units covering areas such as data modelling and analytics, computer games development, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies, software testing and enterprise for IT. Students will use the College VLE (virtual learning environment) to access course materials and additional resources; this is also accessible from outside the College using the Internet.

Core Modules

4 Core Modules: Information Technology Systems; Creating Systems to Manage Information; Using Social Media in Business and Programming.

Optional Modules

2 additional Modules fromthe following: Data Modelling and Website Development *These modules are subject to variation depending on local needs.

Assessment Method

The qualification is coursework and exam based.

Progression Opportunities

Progression to Foundation Degree in Computing at South West College followed by progression to second year at University if desired criteria me. Possible employment opportunities include roles such as Administrator, Animator, IT Trainer / Teacher, Programmer, Technical Sales, Technical Support or Web Designer.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs 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.