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Computer Science BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.