The study programme is made up of the following modules; Communicating in the IT Industry, Working in the IT Industry, Computer Systems, Customising Software, Database Systems, Procedural Programming and Computer Graphics.
You will be able to achieve either a ‘pass, merit or distinction’ grade in each of the modules which you will study. You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as individual, paired and group work, where you will be required to submit assignments, conduct presentations and complete workbooks.Functional Skills assessments are assessed via examination.
You will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours each week studying in College, which is currently spread over 3 days.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 or above, including English and maths or equivalent or a level 1 Diploma in Information Technology and Functional Skills level 1 in English and Maths.
This study programme will provide you with specialist work-related qualifications in a range of areas, which will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you will need to prepare for employment.
You will learn using modern software packages, which include Office Suite, Photoshop, Visio and Camtasia, as well as programming software using Visual Basic.
You have the opportunity to attend national trade shows such as the Gadget Show Live and The London Games Exhibition.
Upon successful completion of this course you could chose to go into part or full time employment within either the public or private sector. The course prepares students for entry into careers such as IT Support and related administration such as data entry.
If you wish to remain in education you could progress onto a level 3 course although you would need to achieve a minimum of a pass grade on this level 2 course as well as successfully achieving a pass in both Functional Skills Maths and English.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
I have always had an interest in IT and saw Suffolk New College had courses in the subject so I went for it – and I am really pleased I did.
I really enjoy College – compared to school it’s much more my atmosphere. I feel like the College is actually preparing me for the world of work.
And my passion for IT has really blossomed in the last year since starting my course.
My tutors have been great – there is always plenty of help available – and I can’t wait to get started again.