Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
Students study a wide range of computing skills ranging from understanding basic computer hardware to identifying and troubleshooting complex hardware problems. They learn to write computer programs to create websites, games and bespoke software. Students will cover a range of practical content where they will develop employability skills like teamwork, communication, project work, research and assessment skills. They will become reflective practitioners, working to deadlines.
Potential Topics that will be studied
A range of topics will be covered within this qualification, such as principles of computer science (software development), computer games development, fundamentals of computer systems (computer hardware) and IT security systems.
Additional Course Entry Requirements
Students will need to have very good logical and problem solving skills.
Progression and career opportunities
This course prepares students for employment in many areas of IT, as well as qualifying them to study for an HNC/D or Degree like: Computing (Foundation Degree), Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) - BSc, Computer Science (Networks) - BSc, Computer Science with Games Technology - Bsc, Business Computing (BSc), Forensic Computing (BSc), and Internet Computing (BSc), Software and Web Development Apprentice.