- Course Code: CD510
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Study mode: Full Time
The Computing and Information Technology with Programming, Games Development & Cyber Security Level 3 Extended Diploma is an intensive 2 year full-time study programme. Designed to offer you support in concentrating your learning within areas of IT, you will be able to specialise in software design, web design and programming.
Alongside your academic studies, you will have the opportunity to visit Universities, take part in World Skills competitions and go on trips within the UK and abroad.
If you are successful in enrolling to Blackburn College's Career Academy, you will benefit from listening to expert guest speakers from the professional digital world, mentoring schemes, invaluable six week paid internships and various external visits and seminars. There is also an option to visit a European organisation to study their business systems.
What will I study?
You will study a number of units including:
- Information Technology Systems
- Creating Systems to Manage Information
- Using Social Media in Business
- Data Modelling
- Website Development
- Computer Games Development
- IT Project Management
- Cyber Security and Incident Management
- IT Service Delivery
- Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
- The Internet of Things
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and Maths, or completion of a Level 2 course with merit (plus English Language and Maths).
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a coursework portfolio, a 2-hour endpoint exam and 3 units will feature controlled end-of-year assessments.
During the course learners are set assignments that will be graded and an overall grade for the qualification awarded.
Learners are encouraged to use e-learning to support and extend their learning in their private study time.
What can I do next?
A triple distinction in your Extended Diploma gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as 3 As at A-Level.
Once you have completed your Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities and many students progress to the University Centre at Blackburn College, where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.
Computing students move into exciting and varied careers and you may find yourself working as an App Developer, website developer or protecting and maintaining an organisation's IT systems.
A particular course that students progress on to include:-
Following your foundation degree, you may progress on to a Top Up Year at Blackburn College's University Centre, which means that you can graduate with a BSc (Hons) qualification in three years, validated by Lancaster University.
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