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Programming Specialist Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and knowledge in the following areas – C# programming, object orientated programming methods, Visual Studio.Net, PHP and project planning – and will achieve the qualification by completing assignments and practical tasks which are based on realistic workplace situations. The Level 3 qualification will enable you to pursue a career in programming and the computing industry or progress to further higher level study such as an HNC in Software Engineering. As part of your course you may have the opportunity to visit the Gadget Show and WorldSkills Show at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as attending university open days and taster sessions. You will also benefit from other activities to enhance your learning – recent events include inspirational talks from Wolverhampton MPs Paul Uppal and Emma Reynolds, an inspirational day held by IT industry giant IBM and participating in Road Safety and Alcohol Awareness Week.

Course content

During this course you will study the following modules: •Communication and employability skills for IT •Computer systems •Software design and development •Procedural programming •Object orientated programming •Event driven programming •Human computer interaction •Project planning.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have: •A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above which must include maths, English and one technical subject such as science, IT, design & technology, etc OR a Level 2 ICT related qualification at Distinction or Merit level •No experience in programming is necessary but would be an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2015
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    • The Wellington Road campus in Bilston, to the east of Wolverhampton, offers qualifications in trades such as bricklaying, carpentry, electrical installation, gas, painting and decorating, and plumbing; as well as courses in accountancy, computing and IT, counselling, early years, English, maths, sport and leisure, travel and tourism and uniformed public services.

      The campus is also home to a state-of-the-art Construction Innovation Centre complete with a gas training and assessment centre and purpose built areas for practical work in a range of trades, a modern Community Sport Centre kitted out with a 3G floodlit football pitch and well-equipped gym, and a Spa Academy providing a range of pampering beauty treatments. The site is also the base for the popular Prince’s Trust programme for unemployed young people aged 16-25.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub and cafeteria, as well as an on-site gym and nursery and a large free student car park, and is on a major bus route with a Midlands Metro stop nearby.