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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in IT at Bury College

Course description

The course consists of a variety of units that explore emerging themes and will prepare learners for a range of higher education courses and job roles related to a particular sector.You will start on a pathway determined by your career aspirations. There are two designated mandatory units for each pathway, only one will be taken. Pathway one is Digital Technician: Computer Networks, you will gain the practical ability to plan, implement and maintain computer networks, building the key skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to job roles in this field. Virtual and Augmented Reality, you will research and design both a VAR resource and suggest future applications for VAR.Pathway two is Application Data Technician: Application design, you will explore application design and develop a prototype to meet a user requirement. Data Analysis and Design, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to use data analysis techniques and develop data design solutions to meet specific business requirements.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including maths and English and IT (if studied.)

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

For more information please call our Admissions Team on the following numbers: 0161 280 8313, 0161 280 8314, 0161 280 8315 or 0161 280 8505.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.