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    Computer Science (Computing)

    Computer Science (Computing) | Level 2 | P10091

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    duration

    Duration

    1 Year

    location

    Location

    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the computing sector. You will develop skills through practical experience and gain theoretical knowledge, covering topics such as website development, computer systems and spreadsheet software.

      Throughout the course, you will use a variety of different applications and learn how to use these to their full potential. You will have access to our bespoke made lab to do any practical work and learn industry standards throughout. This lab has been created to provide a realistic environment for learners to gain knowledge on building computers, setting up networks and much more!

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £1080.00 Course fee £160.25Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee £160.25 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £2160.00Course fee £160.25Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us: financialsupport@bsdc.ac.uk

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

      Disclaimer

      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or an equivalent qualification including GCSE maths grade 3 or level 1 equivalent in maths

    • What modules will I study?
      • Computer Systems
      • Computing in the IT Industry
      • Database Systems
      • Presenting Information
      • Spreadsheet Modelling
      • Website Development
      • Working in the IT Industry
    • How will I be assessed?

      All of the units covered are comprised of written and practical assessments (no exams). Your coursework will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, and you can obtain these on each unit that you study.

    • What can I do next?

      You could progress to Level 3 Networking & Cyber Security or Level 3 App Development. 

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email employmenthub@bsdc.ac.uk.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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