The Extended Diploma in Computing consists of 13 units to be studied across 2 years. Amongst the subjects studied will be Principles of Computer Science, Fundamentals of Computer Systems, IT Systems Security and Encryption, Business Applications of Social Media, Digital Graphics and Animation, and Managing and Supporting Systems. You will be assessed via a mix of course work, controlled assessments and external exams.
The CISCO accredited qualification is assessed via an online time constrained examination.
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At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or grade 4 or above, including English & maths or level 2 in Information Technology at merit level or above and GCSE English & maths grade C or grade 4 or above.
You will study technical, creative as well as business uses of Computing.
We are one of a few Colleges in the region to be able to offer a CISCO accredited additional qualification in ‘networking for home and small businesses,’ which is a highly respected qualification within the IT industry, which will provide you with the opportunity to progress into professional employment.
You will be offered the chance to take exciting new on-line qualifications offered by ‘Codestars’. Examples of these include, ‘The Complete Android Developer Course’, ‘The Complete Web Developer Course’ and ‘The Complete Apple Watch Developer Course’.
You also have the opportunity to attend national trade shows, including EGX Rezzed, part of the London Games Festival, where students will have a chance to discuss working in the games industry with professional developers.
Students who complete this course may progress on to Higher Education, or you could enter full-time employment as an IT technician or within computer retail. Alternatively, you could enter the apprenticeship scheme at an advanced level.
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.
“The course included a broad range of subjects, so we really got a taste of the options open to us. I particularly liked the coding side of things, creating our own games and websites.”