Who is this course for?
This course is specially designed for students who are interested in all aspects of Computing and wish to study in this area whilst at the same time improving their academic profile.
It is specifically intended as a progression route to a level 3 course such as Game Development, Information Technology or another subject.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You will need five GCSEs at grades D or E (grade 2-3) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
How long is this course?
This is a one year full-time course commencing September 2021 ending June 2022.
What will I study on this course?
Learners will be introduced to the practical and academic skills needed to progress in the field of Creative Digital Media; Web Design, Graphics & Game Design and also Information Technology; Computer Systems, Programming and App Production.
In addition you will develop a range of transferable and academic skills designed to aid your progression to higher levels of study, including employability, ICT and the opportunity to improve your English & Maths.
What Qualification will I gain?
The course is made up of ten units, four of which are Compulsory Core Units and six are specialist options:
Core 1 Digital Portfolio – Externally assessed and synoptic
Core 2 Personal Computers – Externally assessed
Core 3 A Digital Start-Up – Externally assessed and synoptic
Core 4 Working in the Industry – Externally assessed
5 Digital Graphics – Internally assessed
6 Internet Technologies and Website Development – Internally assessed
7 Networking and Troubleshooting Devices – Internally assessed
8 Digital App Creation – Internally assessed
9 Customising Apps – Internally assessed
10 Game Design – Internally assessed
What does this course lead on to?
Successful completion of this course to the required standard allows access to most Level 3 courses at Highlands College, including but not limited to Level 3 Game Development or Level 3 Information Technology.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org