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Computing

Course Code: GEVE20

Level: 2
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: GCSE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: One Year
When you'll study: Mondays, 5.30pm - 8.45pm

About the course

This course will give you the basics of computing. You’ll learn programming, networking,
databases and many other aspects of the industry. It’s a good starting point for anyone wishing
to get into the IT industry.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following …
Computer systems:

  • systems architecture
  • memory
  • storage
  • wired and wireless networks
  • network topologies, protocols and layers
  • system security
  • system software
  • ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns.

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming:

  • algorithms
  • programming techniques
  • producing robust programs
  • computational logic
  • translators and facilities of languages
  • data representation.

Programming project:

  • programming techniques
  • analysis
  • design
  • development
  • testing and evaluation and conclusions.
Entry requirements

You will be required to have a working knowledge of software programming and some
knowledge of hardware components. This can be gained by studying the Practical Computer
Programming course (CSC4) at the College.
You will also need hold GCSEs at grade 4 in English and maths.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed via exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a range of level 3 computing courses at the
College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: GEVE20

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: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
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Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Steve Levenson

FdSc Software Development

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