This course suits those interested in progressing on to study a computing and information technology course at university but who do not yet have the required qualifications. You will participate in main modules including: Computer Programming; Administering Windows 7 and Server 2008; Networking Fundamentals; Routing and Switching Basics; WANs; Web Authoring Software; Web Development and Management; Algebra Statistics and Trigonometry; Operating Systems; Research Projects; and Examination Skills. Assessment will be through written assignments.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or aboveRelevant industry experience to Level 2 or above
Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors. These include role play practical demonstration report writing group discussion essay written question/answer
Aims of the course
To help learners who wish to progress to/within further education or higher educationTo help learners develop advance learningTo help learners who are seeking to take on increased responsibilities in life and workTo help learners who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the next level available or seek employment.
We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.
Once successfully completed you can apply to enrol on university courses in computing and related subjects. You can also progress onto our Foundation Degree in Business and IT.What can I earn in the digital skills sector?When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights. For example:IT project managers start on around £29 000 a year and an earn £49 000 with 3-5 years' experienceIT user support technicians start on around £22 000 a year and can earn £33 000 with 3-5 years' experienceWebsite developers start on around £18 000 and can earn £32 000 with 3-5 years' experienceIf you're interested in a career in digital skills we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers students benefit from valuable work experience and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience.