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Information Technology (Software Development) BTEC Level 2 at Shipley College

Course description

Do you want to be part of an industry that has found its way in to all aspects of life, from entertainment to most areas of work? This practical course gives you an excellent introduction to how software is designed and developed in the workplace. Find out about different programming languages and how to use them. In addition, you learn about the computer hardware which supports the programming environment and develop the skills needed to help and communicate with service users.

Course content

Do you want to be part of an industry that has found its way in to all aspects of life, from entertainment to most areas of work? This practical course gives you an excellent introduction to how software is designed and developed in the workplace. Find out about different programming languages and how to use them. In addition, you learn about the computer hardware which supports the programming environment and develop the skills needed to help and communicate with service users.

Entry requirements

- 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, including Englishora Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade D in English.- You will have an interview and further assessment to check the course is right for you.- You will need a positive attitude and a keen interest in IT.

Assessment

This course is not exam based. You will be assessed in a number of ways that might include building a portfolio of work, assignments including projects and presentations. We will also help you to improve your Functional Skills which may include externally

Financial information

Most students will not have to pay tuition fees. You may need a small amount of money for study materials and practical activities. You will also have to buy stationery such as files, paper and pens. Study visits and a residential visit may form part of y

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you could progress on to an IT Level 3 or other Level 3 qualifications such as Business or Media. You may also progress on to an apprenticeship or go in to employment as a trainee IT technician or an office worker.

Further information

There are no tuition fees for most students. You will need a small amount of money for recommended textbooks or study materials. You will also be required to purchase stationery such as files, paper and pens. It would be an advantage for you to purchase a USB memory stick (minimum 2GB) and hard drive, to ensure you can access your course work away from College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shipley College directly.

Last updated date: 06 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1.00000000 Year(s)
  • Course code: 8036
  • Web url: www.shipley.ac.uk
  • Number of planned places: 15

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