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Computing - Level 3 (Extended Diploma) at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you are interested in a career in computing in specialist areas such as systems analysis, software development, database development, technical support, network management, and web development, this course is for you.This is a two year programme, with example units including:Year One- Principles of Computer Science - Fundamentals of Computer Systems - IT Systems Security & Encryption- Business Application of Social Media- Website Development- Systems Analysis and DesignYear Two- Planning and Management of Computing Projects - Software Design and Development Project- The Impact of Computing- Human-computer Interaction- Mobile Apps Development- Computer Networking- Managing and Supporting SystemsWhere opportunities naturally occur, you will be able to study towards the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification, and if making sufficient progress you will be given the opportunity to take the Microsoft examinations.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English and maths, or a relevant level 2 qualification.If you are aged 19 or older, relevant industry experience may be accepted.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


Two of first year modules are examined. All other modules are assessed via coursework (a range of technical reports and project based work). Coursework will be either externally or internally assessed.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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