Pearson BTEC Level 3 ND

Computing

Courses – Computing

Course Overview

The course prepares students for progression to the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) or an appropriate pathway.

Course Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

• Qualification: Foundation RQF Level 2 or
Equivalent (A-Levels / High School Diploma)

• English Entry Qualification: IELTS 4.5 (reading and writing must be at least 5.5) or equivalent

• Minimum Age: 17 years

Course Composition

  • Total Guided Learning Hours: 720
  • Total Recommended Personal Study Time: 230

Total expected hours: 950
Guided learning hours may be provided as lectures, seminars or tutorials. Some lessons may be delivered online.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computing.

Awarding Organisation

Pearson Education Ltd.
(Pearson is regulated by Ofqual)

Entry Points

Students can join the course in September. Applications for other start dates may be considered on a case-by-case basis after assessing the individual’s prior learning

Course Aim

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Computing course is aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to follow a computing degree or follow a career path in computing.

Subjects

Students will study content in relation to the following subject areas:

Assessment

Unit name GLH
Principles of Computer Science
120
Fundamentals of Computer Systems
90
Planning and Management of Computer Projects
120
IT Systems Security and Encryption
90
Business Applications of Social Media
90
The Impact of Computing
90
Relational Database Development
60
Computer Networking
60

Assessment may take the form of individual and team based projects and presentations / seminars, tests, personal learning journals, exams, continuous assessment, portfolios, mind maps and organising events, which are all based on the college fair assessment policy.

General Level/Experience of Staff

Staff are qualified to at least one level above the level they are teaching and hold a relevant teaching qualification.

Staff come from a range of backgrounds, including academic and industry specialisms. From time to time we may invite guest lecturers or subject specific specialists to take lectures / seminars.

Staff teaching English modules hold a CELTA or CertTESOL qualification.

Fees and Other Relevant Costs

Tuition fees for new students

£66,644 (this includes a £100 non-refundable enrolment fee).

Tuition fees for existing or continuing students

£14,544 per annum.

BTEC Registration Fee

£228 (payable once)

Field Trips

Costs will be charged as incurred, but will not exceed £200 per annum. Field trips are optional and do not contribute to the overall assessment.

Books

A range of books are recommended to supplement teaching and
are purchased at the discretion of the student.

Academic Study Skills & English for Academic Purposes lessons are included in the cost should the student request these for progression purposes.

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