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Computing BTEC Level 3 at John Madejski Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing will provide students with a wide range of opportunities to develop their understanding of computer science principles, the fundamentals of computer systems and how to create secure IT systems. Within the qualification students will develop algorithmic thinking skills that will enable them to progress into the IT sector. In addition, students will have the opportunity to complete an optional unit that will enhance their understanding of a particular industry such as Apps development, Website Development or Managing and Supporting Systems.

Course content

This course will appeal to students that are interested in developing their technical understanding of computer systems and their role within the IT industry and other sectors. If you’re interested in developing your own computer game, apps or website, this course could provide you with the fundamental skills to undertake these projects. In order to be successful in this qualification you will need to be able to:
- Programme in text based languages such as Python or JavaScript
- Think logically and systematically
- Research actively and methodically
- Construct technical drawings using appropriate software

Future opportunities

By undertaking the BTEC Extended Certificate in Computing you will be able to allow you to undertake further study in a computing discipline at University or be able to work in the IT sector. Due to the nature of the qualification it can provide a wide range of opportunities for other study such as:
Web programming and developing, Information management for business, CAD design, Business analyst, Games developer, Database administrator, Multimedia Programmer, Digital copywriter, Network engineer, Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Madejski Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years