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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.
You will also need hold GCSEs at grade 4 in English and maths.


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

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

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.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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Steve Levenson

FdSc Software Development

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