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Computing and IT - BTEC in Digital Communication - Social Media at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

This course provides an integrated study of fundamental communication techniques, as well as practical skills in crafting and delivering content through digital and social platforms. Arming you with the necessary skills needed to confidently support a business to meet the demands of today’s society, it will also help to prepare you for a variety of careers in the rapidly changing field of digital communication.

Course content

You will study across a wide range of areas including: Information technology systems, creating systems to manage information, using social media in business, big data and business analytics, project management, cyber security and incident management, it service delivery, website development, mobile apps development, enterprise in IT, digital graphics, digital animation and effects and the internet of things.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.


• Practical demonstrations

• Observations

• Online exams

• Written assessments

• End point assessment

Future opportunities

HNC Computing / Software Development; Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing; Apprenticeship in Software Developer or employment in the IT and computing industry, as a ICT practitioner, business/ information systems expert, systems design engineer, software developer, website developer, games developer or network engineer.

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: 06 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.