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ICT BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at King George V College

Course description

You will gain an understanding of the functional components that make up a computer system and will develop the confidence to be able to specify a computer based solution for a specified client. You will explore the purpose and function of a range of software, including Operating Systems and Applications software, and you will install and upgrade a range of software options.

You will develop an understanding of how networks, including the Internet, function and will be provided with hands on practical training in the development and implementation of network solutions. Towards the end of the second year you will explore the concept of control systems and will write computer programs to control Lego Mindstorms devices.

Entry requirements

To truly succeed as a BTEC IT student you need to be an independent enquirer who is able to plan how best to go about a task. You should be capable of making informed and well-reasoned decisions. You will also need to be able to process and evaluate information within an investigation and bring the information together into a single, coherent piece of work. You must have good time management skills and most of all, you must be passionate about IT.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your Subsidiary Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities or move directly into the world of employment.

Many students progress onto University where they have studied courses including: Computing (Software Development) Computing (Networking & Forensics) Business Management and Website Design and Development. You might, as recently happened to one of our former students, find your self managing the whole of the communications network for the McLaren Formula 1 racing team.

Further information

Within your learning programme you will be provided with the material needed to succeed. If it is felt that you are struggling, then we will provide you with extra support and guidance through additional study sessions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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