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Computing and Programming Level 2 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This one year course is taught through a combination of lectures, practical sessions and online learning resources which can be accessed via the College’s VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). The College strives to deliver all sessions in a way which is commercially relevant, simulating roles and tasks that may be found in the workplace.

The College has a well stocked range of hardware and software to be used and examined and your studies will involve you using industry-standard tools and software which help to prepare you for the workplace.

Course content

The course is divided into a number of theory and practical sessions, often using the “hands-on” aspects to reinforce your understanding of basic concepts and tune your skills 

A number of different units may be studied, these may include:


  • Working with computer hardware
  • Creating digital graphics and animations
  • Building a digital portfolio
  • Designing commercial websites
  • Assembling and configuring simple computer networks
  • Solving problems and writing computer applications

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade D (or above) or a relevant Level 1 qualification. You would be expected to possess good numeracy and communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to working in this subject. All applicants will need to have a successful interview. The course is intended for those with determination to complete and progress.

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.


Assessment is achieved through a combination of course-work assignments and some external assessment.

Future opportunities

Although successful learners can target junior IT roles with various employers, most choose to progress to a Level 3 programme at the College, allowing them to gain deeper knowledge of the particular computer subjects they enjoy. This improves career opportunities or this can open the door to higher level education at a university. 
Due to the nature of the Level 3 programme, you can diversify when progressing into any of the following programmes:

  • Level 3 Computing and Programming
  • Level 3 Creative E- Media and Design
  • Level 3 Graphic Design with Photography

Which route you follow will likely depend on your final grade profile. Ongoing tutorial support will help you to shape these decisions as you progress.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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