This course can be studied full-time over 1 year, achieving a Higher National Certificate in Computing qualification, or over 2 years, achieving a Higher National Diploma in Computing qualification.
This course is designed to equip you for a successful career in the IT industry. The course will give a comprehensive overview and thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing you with the real, practical skills needed in today’s competitive environment. It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a structured approach to programme design, and the necessary skills. It also provides a framework for sound technical and professional practices and an opportunity to develop both independent and co-operative work.
Some of the areas you will cover are; programming, professional practice, database design/development, security, computer systems architecture, web design/development, business intelligence, algorithms, network security, advanced programming, games development, virtual and augmented reality development.
Assesment will take place via on-going practical assessment, coursework, assignments, group activities and projects.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Sutton Coldfield College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||DD||If you are taking 3 or more A Levels you can achieve the entry requirement of 48 UCAS tariff points across all of the A Level subjects you are taking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||You are required to achieve 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2, totalling 60 credits.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
You are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs.
We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.
If you do not meet the entry requirements outlined you may be asked to attend for an interview with the Admissions Tutor.