This Computing (Hardware/Software) course is aimed at students who are aged 19+ who want to study IT. The qualification will provide you with an introduction to the IT sector enabling you to learn and be assessed in practical and relevant ways. You are not required to undertake external assessments to achieve this qualification and the expectation is that you will use the qualification as a stepping-stone to further study or even into employment.
The qualification will enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills and knowledge which are highly regarded by employers. You will take two units from those available in this qualification and focus on computer systems and networks (hardware) or web and mobile development (software). Depending on the units chosen, this may open up opportunities to progress to higher-level qualifications at the College. There are no mandatory units.
There are two awards being offered, each including two units. You can focus on either computer systems (hardware) or web and mobile development (software) and take the following units:
Hardware: IT hardware installation and upgrade; Creating a computer network.
Software: Creating websites; Creating mobile applications for business.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
The award is marked internally by coursework only. There are no exams.
The expectation is that you will use the award as a stepping-stone further study or even into employment. Depending on the units chosen, this may open up opportunities to progress to higher-level qualifications at the College.
“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.
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.)”