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Course Code: NDIT

Level: 3
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: Pearson
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Two and a half days per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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About the course

Are you looking to begin your career in the computing and IT sector? With the UK looking to close the digital skills gap, it is more crucial than ever to have knowledgeable individuals leading the industry. This course will teach you the fundamental principles of computer science and develop your core knowledge of software design and development. The course is perfect for school leavers who want to work towards a career in the computing or IT industry or those who need the best stepping-stone to a university-level course.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about computer systems and how they work in theory and practice. You will study the principles of computer science and be able to design valuable and functioning software systems such as websites, computer games and mobile applications. Key skills including supporting IT system and installing and configuring computer networks will also be covered within this programme.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and English.


This course will include two exams during year one and two practical assessments in year two. The majority of the course will be assessed by coursework.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress on to university-level courses, especially in computing. You can progress onto the FdSc Software Development Foundation Degree or the FdSc Computer Systems Development Foundation Degree at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: NDIT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £4000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.