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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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    • North Manchester Sixth Form is a friendly, vibrant sixth form centre offering courses for school leavers. There are a wide range of courses to choose from, including acting, medical sciences, childcare, business, film production and forensics. The comfortable, environmentally friendly site is made up of a bright modern building and the restored Harpurhey Baths. There is plenty of space to socialise and a large garden. Many of the facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form are open to the community.

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      Facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form include:

      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
      • mock aircraft cabin, check in desk, working luggage scales and tannoy system
      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

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      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.