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Digital Technologies BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

Taking a wider look at the computing industry as a whole, this Level 3 course is ideal for anyone who wants to develop a broad range of skills across a number of different digital technologies and topics, from computer games to digital graphics, networking to web development. Programming will form a central part of the course, as you learn all about website and application development – using CSS, HTML and C# - for both desktop and mobile devices. You’ll also develop the skills necessary for the design and implementation of computer networks and the system security to go with it. Spending time on computer game development and the creation of digital graphics, as well as analysing and designing systems yourself, you’ll learn where your strengths lie and develop real-life, problem solving, marketable skills to help you succeed in the digital world.



Financial information

The majority of assessments for this course will be project-based, testing out the skills you have been learning. These could include tasks set by us, or live briefs provided by our employer partners!

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

Completing a Level 3 course like this one in Digital Technologies will give you the qualifications you need to advance onto a higher level of study. You could apply for university courses or enrol on one of our foundation degrees or HNC/HND courses in Computing and IT. You’ll develop a diverse set of skills that you can use on an apprenticeship or directly in the working world. With so many career opportunities in the digital profession, you’ll be well placed to follow your passion and succeed in a job you love!

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: 10 April 2018
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    • Northenden Campus is a large, welcoming campus, offering a wide range of courses for school leavers, apprentices, adults and university-level students. We’ve invested £2 million in the campus to make it a great place to study vocational and academic courses. We’ve created a wildlife haven within the grounds and wildlife corridors connecting the site to the beautiful Wythenshawe Park nearby. Some of the facilities at Northenden are open to the public, including beauty salons.

      Facilities at Northenden Campus include:

      • fitness suite
      • football pitch
      • games area
      • large library resource centre (LRC)
      • SkillZone with extensive IT tools
      • art and design workshops
      • canteen and coffee bar
      • purpose built kitchen for catering courses
      • woodwork, ceramics and jewellery workshops
      • photography studios
      • salons (open to the public)
      • wildlife corridors to Wythenshawe Park
      • wildflower meadows
      • habitats for wildlife
      • birdboxes

      Local area

      Northenden is a suburb of south Manchester. There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and takeaways 15 minutes’ walk from the campus in central Northenden. There are also a small supermarket and shops closer to the campus. Northenden is surrounded by green space. The campus is minutes away from Gib Lane Wood and Wythenshawe Park which includes a community farm. It is also close to the Mersey Valley nature reserve; a riverside walk through miles of countryside and parkland.