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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 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

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.)


Course Code: GEVE20

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £69

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?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Steve Levenson

FdSc Software Development

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