Computing and User Experience - Level 3 Extended Diploma

Start Date: 8 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18), Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

This course has been carefully developed to provide you with the necessary skills, experience, and knowledge to specialise in creative computing, procedural programming, and IT. It will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science, network intelligence and user experience technologies, laying the groundwork for a related pathway at university or in the workplace. 

The content of the course has been developed in collaboration with employers, ensuring that content is up to date. You will be using our state of the art computer facilities. Our academic staff have a vast working knowledge of computer technology in the industry. 

We work closely with AWS (Amazon Web Services), taking part in their enterprise activities and competitions and visiting the renowned AWS Summit every year. We also collaborate with tech companies such as Microsoft and Google, learning how they use IT systems, attending masterclasses and Q&A sessions with industry experts. In addition, we visit cutting-edge exhibitions and network with industry partners and former students to learn from their career, apprenticeship and university experiences. 

You will have the opportunity to visit leading universities, and the possibility of work experience placements. 

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • IT Systems Security 
  • Object Oriented Programming 
  • Computer Networking 
  • Developing Computer Games 
  • Systems Analysis and Design

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year by a combination of internal assessments, presentation and practical sessions. 

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a university degree, apprenticeship or a job in computing. Many of our students go on to a degree level course such as Games Development, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Network and Cyber-Security. 

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