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Computing BTEC L3 Extended Certificate at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Students study a wide range of computing skills ranging from understanding basic computer hardware to identifying and troubleshooting complex hardware problems.  They learn to write computer programs to create websites, games and bespoke software. 

Students will cover a range of practical content where they will develop employability skills like teamwork, communication, project work, research and assessment skills.  

They will become reflective practitioners, working to deadlines. 

Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

A range of topics will be covered within this qualification, such as principles of computer (software development), computer games development, fundamentals of computer systems (computer hardware) and IT security systems.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will need to achieve 5  9-5 GCSE grades, including English and mathematics, as well as a 5 or Merit in ICT/Computing.




BTEC Nationals in Computing use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace - and have the study skills to continue learning throughout their career.

This range of vocational assessments - practical and written - mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that's supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers. 

Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

This course prepares students for employment in many areas of IT, as well as qualifying them to study for an HNC/D or Degree like: Computing (Foundation Degree), Computing (BSc), Business Computing (BSc), Forensic Computing (BSc), and internet Computing (BSc).

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 October 2018
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