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Creative Computing at The EDGE School of Creative and Business - Level 3 at East Kent College

Course description

Perfect if you wish to develop a working knowledge of creative coding, web and app design and video.

Course content

You’ll learn the principals of computer science and apply them in a range of business, web and creative industry context. You will work on projects including developing a social media campaign, producing a website and app for a client and developing I.T. infrastructures for businesses. 

On successful completion of this you will be able to study at a higher level on one of our HNC programmes or at university, alternatively you could progress into employment  within the IT, Creative or Business sector.

You will undertake a range of creative projects to develop skills in coding, app design, web design and video. This is a hands on creative computing course in which you will work with programmable devices such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi and a variety of sensors to generate interactions.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at C grades or equivalent, including maths and English. Students may be able to progress from a Level 2 vocationally related programme.

Assessment

Assessment will be through a combination or practical, written, and presentation assignments. This is a mainly practical programme with written work as supporting evidence, and assessments based on practical work skills.

Financial information

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be  free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other  materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

If you are  aged 19 and over an Advanced Learning loan may be available if you are studying at Level 3 and above. To find out if you’re eligible visit: 
www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/eligibility

Please contact Support Services  for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted: Folkestone – 01303 858216  (or email folkestone@eastkent.ac.uk) Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Future opportunities

We offer this course as a one year Diploma or two year Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels. On successful completion you could gain employment within the computing industry, alternatively you could choose to work in a freelance capacity. If you choose to continue your education you could progress on to a higher education course at either college or university.

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: 15 February 2018
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    • East Kent College's Folkestone Campus is in easy reach of the town centre and Folkestone's thriving creative quarter.

      We offer Study Programmes and courses across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.

      We already haveThe Edge, our School of Creative and Business, a unique combination of a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and a range of Design, Photography and Film  courses as well as some other fantastic new facilties planned for 2015.

      East Kent College is committed to developing the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.