Computing with Programming and App Development – Level 3

With the rise of smartphones and our increasing dependency on computers, app development and computer programming are coming into their 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.

This coursse will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding in a broad range of topics such as programming, coding, the use of data and the different platforms of delivery in the digital industry. It's a fast-moving and cutting-edge subject and you'll also learn about the potential security risks that organisations can face and how to analyse problems and identify solutions through computer programmes.

  • What will be studied
    • Principles of Computer Science
    • Software design and development
    • Mobile app development
    • Website development
    • IT Systems security and encryption
    • The impact of computing
    • Planning and management of computing projects
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English
    • An understanding of computers and technology
    • The ability to problem solve with creativity
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Classwork
  • How will I be assessed?
    • Coursework
    • Externally assessed projects/assessments
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    Learners may have opportunities to work with in-college IT staff to maintain large complex networks. They will have opportunities to visit different workplaces within the computing industry and listen to guest speakers with years of valuable experience.

    English and Maths:

    The qualification requires learners to develop their written and verbal communication skills. This is essential for computing professionals who need to be able to communicate effectively with their colleagues, clients, and the wider computing community. For example, learners may be required to write a report on a software development project or to give a presentation on a topic related to computing. Learners will also use numeracy skills to be able to analyse complex problems and develop solutions and budgets for large computing projects. For example, learners may be required to optimise the performance of a computer programme or use Gannt charts effectively in project planning.


    Upon completion of this course, you can go onto study for a university degree.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2026 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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