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ICT BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Franklin College

Course description

Are you keen to learn skills in graphics and web design? Are you interested in learning how to upgrade a computer or set up a network? Do you want to learn about gaming technologies, how to design and make computer games along with animation? How about programming? Do you want a career in the IT Industry?

If you are interested in all aspects of IT then the Games & Web Development Double Award Diploma could be for you. Over the course of two years  you will study twelve units that cover aspects of Software Engineering, IT Technical jobs, Games Design, Numerical Analysis through Spreadsheet, Network Maintenance, Web Development and Animation.

You will develop skills in communication and ways in which game designers are able to communicate their visions to artists, programmers and producers to ensure games are developed. You will study the current gaming platforms and technologies to see what has enabled games that exist today to be created. You will learn how to produce a website and understand the coding behind it. You will develop programming skills in Visual Basic to take the first steps into software production. You will also develop an understanding of components, how to upgrade a computer system and how to design and create a network of computers.

In the second year you will move on to Games Design and Games production by coming up with your own computer game concept and making this become a reality. You will develop skills in computer animation – these could then be used on a website, for advertising or for some in game animation linked to your games design. You will develop skills as an IT Technician by understanding the need and the role that the helpdesk plays with users. You will also get to experience the importance of Spreadsheets in the world of Business and how they can be used to analyse data

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language and Maths.


100% Coursework

Future opportunities

The IT industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, including technical support and website design or any other career that requires use of IT. Students often progress on to university, apprenticeships or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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