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Level 3 Diploma in Computer Science (Enhanced Software Engineering/Digital Technology)

Further Details
Course Code
LP00897
Location
Yale
Duration
Full Time, This is a 2 year full time course.
Department
Digital Technologies, Computing & IT
Start Date
03 Sep 2024
End Date
20 Jun 2025
Course Overview
Studying a Computer Science course at Coleg Cambria allows you to work with innovative products and changing technology in the fastest growing sector in the world. It puts you in the best possible place to make the most of this Digital environment and fully exploit your potential.

Computers are in every aspect of our world. A career in Engineering, Business, Forensics, Games, Multimedia, or any type of Science could be yours for the taking.

This course will give you the right mix of skills to progress your career in this fast moving industry. You will learn about many aspects of hardware and software, and how these apply to the real world.

The areas you will learn about on the course include;

● Principles of Computer Science
● Fundamentals of Computer Systems
● IT Systems Security and Encryption
● Business Applications of Social Media
● Website Development
● Digital Graphics and Animation
● Planning and Management of Computer Projects
● Software Design and Development Project
● Impact of Computing
● Relational Database Development
● Computer Networks
● Human-Computer Interaction
● Virtualisation

In the second year of the qualification you will have the choice of applying for University via the UCAS process, or joining the Enhanced IT programme, which will provide you with additional skills and support with the aim of progressing on to an apprenticeship or a job.
The BTEC qualification uses a combination of assessment styles to give you the confidence that you can apply your knowledge to succeed in the workplace, and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses. This range of vocational assessments, both practical and written, mean you can showcase your learning and achievements to best effect when you take your next step, whether that’s applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

BTEC use three types of assessment – assignments, tasks and written exams. There are four externally assessed exams/tasks in total, spread across the full 2 years.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language/Welsh (1st Language) or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
Completion of the full 2-year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing qualifies for UCAS points, giving students a wide choice of progression options.

You can go on to university, an apprenticeship or employment and continue to develop your Computer Science career…who knows where it will end?

Some possible opportunities in the computing sphere:-

Games Designer
Web Designer
Systems Support Technician
IT Support Technician
IT Infrastructure Technician
Data Analyst
Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner
Software Designer
Systems Analyst
Software Engineer
Systems Support
App Developer
Information Systems Manager
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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Adult Open Event – Bersham Road
06/06/2024

17:00

Whether you want to learn something new or upskill your abilities, our events are the perfect way to find out more about learning at Cambria.
Adult Open Event – Yale
06/06/2024

17:00

Whether you want to learn something new or upskill your abilities, our events are the perfect way to find out more about learning at Cambria.
Adult Open Event – Deeside
05/06/2024

17:00

Whether you want to learn something new or upskill your abilities, our events are the perfect way to find out more about learning at Cambria.
Open Event – Bersham Road
13/03/2024

17:00

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity for you to have a look around & get all the info you need to help you make a decision on your next step.
Open Event – Deeside & Deeside Sixth
06/03/2024

17:00

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity for you to have a look around & get all the info you need to help you make a decision on your next step.
Accessible Open Event – Llysfasi
11/04/2024

17:30

Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.
Accessible Open Event – Bersham Road
21/03/2024

17:30

Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.
Accessible Open Event – Northop
10/04/2024

17:30

Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.
Open Event – Yale & Yale Sixth
13/03/2024

17:00

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity for you to have a look around & get all the info you need to help you make a decision on your next step.
Accessible Open Event – Yale & Yale Sixth
20/03/2024

17:30

Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.

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