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IT: Software and Games Development National Foundation Diploma Level 3 at East Sussex College

Course description

This qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been consulted on the content development to confirm its relevance to current industry practice used in IT and related occupational disciplines. What does this qualification cover? The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in IT. Learners study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations.Software and Games DevelopmentThis qualification also includes a selection of optional units that have been carefully chosen, covering areas such as computer games development, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies and enterprise for IT. Learners applying for this course will have a real interest in learning coding languages as it contains a high degree of programming. Units studied:Information Technology Systems Creating Systems to Manage InformationUsing Social Media in BusinessProgrammingMobile Apps DevelopmentComputer Games DevelopmentThe optional units will draw on the knowledge acquired from the mandatory units and will further enhance learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding with respect to the use and development of computer games and software applications for a variety of contexts including mobile technology and digital marketing. Learners will have a good understanding of the issues surrounding cyber security and will be able to incorporate solutions into their designs to minimise risk.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


BTEC Nationals in Information Technology learners will apply their learning through practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed tasks and written exams.

Future opportunities

Employment / Higher Education / Apprenticeships

Further information

How does the qualification provide employability skills?
In the BTEC National units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills such as:
Cognitive and problem-solving skills
Intrapersonal skills
Interpersonal skills

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 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 6064/020
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