The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.
Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process.
This two-year course is designed to enable students to take their first step into the IT industry or progress to Higher Education.
Students will complete 8 units in the first year of their course and a further 9 units in the second year.
Sample of Modules Covered:
- Application Design
- Project Management
- Software Engineering for Business
- Web Design and Prototyping
- Product Development
- Cognitive Computing
- Mobile Technologies
- The Internet of Everything
Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or A*-C, including GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 IT qualification graded at a Merit as well as GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or C or above.
English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.
You will be assessed throughout the course using: written assignments, practical assessments and 4 examined Units.
Students will be required to take part in work experience at a local employer.
Successful completion of the course can lead to progression to higher education, join apprenticeship schemes or employment within the IT Industry.