Computing and Digital Industries Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Do you have a natural affinity with computers and IT? Perhaps you’re interested in becoming a Programmer, Games Programmer/Designer, Security Specialist, Website Designer or Network Manager.

Using the latest technologies and purpose-built facilities, you will learn how to write computer programs, design and produce professional websites and databases, create computer games, create and manage computer networks, identify and resolve business or client problems, manage projects and cover many more related topics and subjects.

Units may include:

  • Principles of computer science
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Software design and development
  • IT systems security and encryption
  • Games programming
  • Computer networking
  • Computer systems architecture
  • Website development
  • Animation
  • Client-side customisation of web pages
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Communication technologies

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through exams and a variety of coursework-based methods including case studies, practical observations, assignments, individual research and work-based projects.

Progression Options

The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and will allow for direct entry into universities or on to our University Centre Somerset degree in Computing & Internet Technologies.

Course Summary

Course Title Computing and Digital Industries Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English or a Merit grade in a related Level 2 qualification.

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