Computer Science BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc
This course will introduce you to the world of computing. From programming to hardware, you will gain the knowledge to engineer solutions to real problems. The course will suit any student with an interest in software development and problem solving.
The course will focus on:
- software design and development
- object orientated programming
- computer systems
On the course you will:
- use state-of-the-art, industry-standard hardware and software
- learn a range of programming concepts
- spend a week in industry working in the computing field
Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, comprising two A*-D grades including a 4 for GCSE Maths and a grade A*-D in one other relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in computing and associated technologies.
You will be assessed through two external exams and eight internally assessed pieces of coursework.
You can further your education by progressing to the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT Networking and Systems Support (see page 101) or level 3 BTEC Computer Science (see page 93), before applying to university or entering employment. You will be prepared to enter technology related employment such as computer hardware support, network support and website management.
Students on a level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualification if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project qualification alongside their vocational qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.