Computing Extended Diploma Level 3 (CMP1) at Barnsley College
This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the computing sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in the computing sector.
Computing is an exciting and fastmoving
field of study. This course will
allow you to combine your skills of
problem-solving, analysis and creative
thinking to come up with solutions for
various technology solutions.
The units are designed to give you
an insight into the varied careers in
computing and IT, helping you to
identify areas of interest and your
future specialism which includes Mobile
App and Games development and
Social Media Applications.
• Computer systems and networking
• IT systems security and encryption
• Digital graphics and animation
• Website production
• Software design and development
• Systems analysis and design
3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 plus English and maths at Grade 4 or above plus a successful interview.
Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
With further study students may progress in to one of the careers below
• IT Technical Support or Network Engineer
• Web, Games or Multimedia Developer
• Computer Forensics and IT Security
• Technical Sales or IT Consultant
• Database Administrator or IT Teacher
• Software Engineer or Software Tester
• IT Project Management or System Analyst
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
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.