Computing with Programming & App Development Diploma – Level 3


With the rise of smart phones and our increasing dependency on computers, app development and computer programming is coming into its own. Reckon you've got what it takes to come up with the next best thing? Then this course is for you!  

Designed to inspire and get your inventive side going, this course focuses heavily on the technical skills required within the computing and IT world.

  • What will be studied
    • Principles of computer science
    • Software design & development
    • Mobile app development
    • Website development
    • Computer networking
    • Security & encryption 
    • Business applications of social media
    • Impact of computing
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to be considered for this course, you must have:-

    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 4 (formerly C) or above, including Maths and English
    • An understanding of computers and technology
    • The ability to problem solve with creativity 
  • Where does this course lead to?

    There are so many career possiblities once you have this qualification under your belt!

    App Developer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Software Tester, Network Engineer

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Year 1 - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing

    Year 2 - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via a variety of media:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Class work

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments for this Level 3 Diploma will be after each unit and via:

    • Coursework
    • Externally assessed projects/assessments 

    You will be awarded a Pass/Merit or Distinction for each completed Unit. Once all units are complete, you will receive an overall grade for the course

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    After you've completed KC's Computing Level 3 Diploma you can move on to:

    • KC HND Computing
    • University
    • Apprenticeship (e.g. digital marketer)


Start Date : September 2022 End Date : July 2024 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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