This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to digital technologies and to a range of digital technology specialist functions. This develops and strengthens core skills, while preparing students to study specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility. Students will gain a wide range of knowledge tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop vocational behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace. After studying a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of digital technology. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of digital-technology-related business. Aims of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies: The Level 5 units give students the opportunity to specialise in a digital-technology-related occupational area and to progress to degree-level study. The units prepare students to move on to specific areas of digital technologies at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision making. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of digital technology situations. After studying a Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the area of digital technologies. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area.
Core Mandatory Unit 1: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy Unit 2: Innovation & Digital Transformation Specialist Mandatory Unit 3: Cyber Security Unit 4: Programming Unit 5: Big Data & Visualisation Unit 6: Networking in the Cloud Unit 8: Security Unit 9: Networking Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
Students are supported by tutorials to prepare for assessments and further their learning. The assessment strategy ensures that the range of assessment instruments chosen gives students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the full range of knowledge, skills and competences required to achieve the course learning outcomes and possess the attributes sought in the industry. A range of assessment methods are used on the course these may include (but are not limited to): Research based; Research-based assessment aims to promote and develop student competencies related to research practice. Appropriate for meeting unit Learning Outcomes that require assessment of knowledge and understanding. Practical based; A practical approach to assessment is aimed at linking knowledge and understanding to practical application, using real-life/simulated situations and activities. Appropriate for meeting unit Learning Outcomes that require application, demonstration and technical skills development. Work based; Work-based assessment involves learning through work, learning for work and/or learning at work. It consists of authentic structured opportunities for learning that are achieved in a workplace setting or which are designed to meet an identified workplace need. This is an appropriate approach for students who are in work and who can achieve unit Learning Outcomes by completing work activities. Problem based; Problem-based assessment actively engages student learning through the experience of finding solutions to solve open-ended problems. The required knowledge and skills are achieved in the process of solving authentic problems. This is an appropriate approach to meet unit Learning Outcomes that require solutions, recommendations and improvements to meet complex problems. Project based; Project-based assessment enables students to gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge in a real-life context. An appropriate approach for meeting unit Learning Outcomes that support a planned, individual or collaborative, approach to achieving a specific aim. Investigation based; Similar to problem solving and project based, this learning enables students to ask questions,
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7770||Year 1|