Computer Systems & Networking Advanced BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Computing (NQF) at Derby College
The BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing is designed to offer an in-depth experience of computing topics that will empower your future choices. It carries the same value as three A-levels, with similar opportunities for university and employment.
You will develop knowledge of computer science and computer systems, as well as a range of computer skills such as managing networks, systems analysis, design and methodology, website design and database development.
Principles of Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Systems
IT Systems Security and Encryption
Business Applications of Social Media
Systems Analysis and Design
Managing and Supporting Systems
You should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.
Alternatively you should have BTEC First Level 2 at Merit grade or OCR National Level 2 at Merit grade, plus GCSE English and Maths grade C. This will be discussed during your interview / enrolment.
Assessment is based on 80% coursework via a range of methods. You will be asked to complete written assignments, undertake presentations, prepare case studies and work on 'real projects'. 20% of the assessment is based on an external exam.
You may have to fund learner trips and visits in support of this qualification. Costs will be discussed during your induction period.
The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example:
- MSc or BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Practitioner
- BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
- BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks.
Some university courses may require the achievement of specific units and learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with individual higher education providers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.