Level 3 Extended Diploma in ComputingVocational • Level 3
About the course
This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare for higher education, apprenticeships or employment within the wider computing industry. To prepare students for a range of careers in one of the most exciting and dynamic subjects. To support the pursuit of a career as a programmer, games or web developer or as a project manager with a focus on software development. To be exposed to a range of computing topics that will enhance the options for employment or for further study in higher education. To develop a common core of computing knowledge and study areas such as the fundamentals of computer science, the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, and issues related to IT systems security. To specialise further through a range of optional units that focus on wider specialisms such as digital graphics and animation, virtualisation and object-oriented programming. Taught by former industry professionals and educationalists who know what it takes for successful careers in the technology industry. Hands-on training and support will leave learners with a robust skill set for current and future career pathways. Transferable Skills and Behaviours: Cognitive and problem-solving skills: using critical thinking; approaching non-routine problems; applying expert and creative solutions; using systems and technology; working to client deadlines. Interpersonal skill: communicating; working collaboratively; negotiating and influencing; self-presentation; working with a client; professionalism. Intrapersonal skills: self-management; adaptability and resilience; self-monitoring, reflection and development; leadership; digital literate
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language or Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade or above and a GCSE at grade 5 in English Language or Mathematics.
Assessment is via coursework, presentations, creation of several products, such as game, business system and animations. There are also opportunities for volunteering/work experience and practical demonstrations.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship and then a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto a wide variety of Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Web Developer and Computer Systems Analyst.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: Residentials to Outdoor Elements for team building activities, Visits to local software development companies and the opportunity to take part in the Digital Advantage project and competition. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.