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IT and Modern Computing BTEC Diploma Level 2 at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

This intensive one year course is for students who wish to become IT System Support Professionals. It has been designed closely with industry experts to ensure it delivers the latest skills.

City College’s Computing department specialises in delivering applied Computing courses. We pride ourselves in keeping up to date and our courses provide a sound theoretical and applied perspective to modern computing and IT topics.

Emphasis is placed on hands on experience in the installation and configuration of software and hardware and developing programming skills.

This course also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

The units you will study are:

  • Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry
  • Computer Systems
  • Customising Software
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Event driven Programming
  • Computer Graphics

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades E or better or an equivalent level 1 qualification (eg BTEC or City & Guilds).

Assessment

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including report writing, practical exercises, presentations delivered to your group and short tests.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you may wish to progress your skills and knowledge by moving onto the BTEC Advanced qualification.

Alternatively, you can enter the IT industry at a junior level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 36 weeks
  • Course code: B0728

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    • Located in North Laine, right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from a vibrant mix of shops, cafés, theatres and entertainment. You’ll be at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

      Study Programme qualifications

      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

      Read, learn & watch 

      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
      • Over 80 computer stations, equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

      Get creative

      • Well-equipped, spacious and specialist art studios
      • Video and photographic studios
      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
      • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

      Digital Design Centre

      • Mac-based Graphic Design suite
      • PC-based 3-D Multimedia suite with motion capture
      • Video studio with Chromakey and lighting rig
      • Digital video cameras, recorders and digital SLRs
      • All rooms fully networked with email and internet access on every machine.

      The Hub

      • A one-stop-shop to get you prepared for the world of work
      • Advice and support on job hunting, careers, employability skills, work experience, Apprenticeships and CV-writing

      The Gallery and its commercial kitchens

      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
      • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community
      • Supported by four industry-standard training kitchens

      Relax and unwind

      • Professionally equipped salons open to the public
      • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon
      • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace
      • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments

      Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

      • A working travel agency open to the public
      • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies
      • The opportunity to practise what you have learnt and show employers that you have real experience

      Experiments and research

      • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South East
      • Specialist facilities for forensic science

      Relax and refuel

      • The Central Café offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
      • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines
      • The Coffee Stop serves speciality teas and coffees
      • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionery

      Getting here

      City College Central Campus is less than 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station and local bus routes to Pelham Street include:

      Via London Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 22, 33, 40, 270, 271

      Via Lewes Road

      24, 25, 28, 29, 37, 49, 50, 78

      Via Hollingbury/Hollingdean

      26, 46, 50

      Via Western Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 21, 21A, 46, 49