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Computing BTEC L3 Extended Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

The Extended Diploma in Computing has been developed to provide the knowledge, understanding and skill for learners planning a career within this industry. The course has been specifically designed to give learners a base knowledge in a range of disciplines, and enable them to find a focus for possible future progression at degree level.

Progression into higher education from the Extended Diploma courses could be directed in any of the following areas: 
- Website Design 
- Programming 
- Games Development 
- IT Support 
- Business IT Development

Course content

The Extended Diploma in Computing qualification is equivalent 3 A Levels. It consists of 18 units, including: 
- Client Side Customisation of Webpages
- Web Server Scripting 
- Procedural Programming 
- Communications Technologies 
- Computer Animation 
- Multi-Media
- HCI (Human Computer Interaction)
- Databases
- E-Commerce 

Those who have completed a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Computing will have already completed 9 of the 18 units.

Entry requirements

- 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including English or Maths or successful completion of the Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Computing, where learners have met their personal targets

Assessment

You will be internally assessed on your coursework throughout the course and given verbal and written feedback for all assignments. Formal grading of individual units occurs at the end of each unit. Assessments of learners' work is monitored by an external verifier from the examining body. There are no formal exams on this course. Learning outcomes will be graded pass, merit or distinction.
GCSE or Functional skills English or Maths will have formal exams

Future opportunities

The course structure is designed to provide learners with stepping stones towards degree level studies. Although progression into employment is a possibility from the Extended Diploma course, most students gain employment after studying at degree level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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