Computing & IT

At west london college they offer 6 BTEC courses of which will prove very beneficial for those whom are wishing to progress into a career of Computing and IT.

Qualifications:

STEP UP TO ITINTRODUCTION TO IT (DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY) - LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATEIT (GAMING, ANIMATION & MULTIMEDIA) - LEVEL 2 DIPLOMAICT AND GAMES DEVELOPMENT - LEVEL 2 DIPLOMAICT WITH DIGITAL SKILLS - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMAICT AND GAMES DEVELOPMENT - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Qualification Course Information:

This is an exciting course that will offer learners who wish to progress in IT, Media or administration an opportunity to develop essential study skills along with vocational units to create a firm foundation for successful progression to Level 1 qualifications. The Award in IT is ideal for learners who are not yet ready to commit to a larger qualification. As well as developing your knowledge and understanding of IT and Business in general, you will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week.

Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 Weeks
Location Ealing
Qualification level BTEC E3 Award
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements:
Assessment Method: The majority of the course is assessed through coursework, a mixture of in class assignment projects and presentations with only the Functional Skills Mathematics and English being assessed through a controlled exam.

Units:

  • Introduction to Study Skills.
  • Generating and Presenting a Business Idea.
  • Internet Skills.
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheet awareness. You will have a personal progress tutor who will support you throughout the course. All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 1, with a programme of study that includes Functional skills English and Maths.

Progression Opportunities:

Qualification Course Information:

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or computing.

As well as introducing the world of IT, this course will also develop the learning skills you need to be successful at level 2 and beyond. You will learn important skills such as being organised and working with others as well as how to use a variety of software packages and will study Functional Skills English and Mathematics. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them throughout the course.

Start dates 07/09/20
End dates 02/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Hammersmith
Qualification level BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements:
Assessment Method: The majority of the course is assessed through coursework, a mixture of in class assignment projects and presentations with only the Functional Skills Mathematics and English being assessed through a controlled exam.

Units:

  • Being Organised,
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan,
  • Working with others,
  • Researching a Topic,
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies,
  • Solving Technical IT Problem,
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems,
  • Creating a Website,
  • Developing a Computer Program,
  • Creating a Digital Animated Graphic.

Progression Opportunities:

  • Learners who completed this course went on to the Level 2 Diploma in IT.
  • Progression to other subjects is also possible at this level. Each campus offers their own variety of subjects at Level 2.

 

Qualification Course Information:

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. As well as learning how to use a variety of software packages, English and Mathematics are included in the course timetable. Learners will also be taught important skills such as internet safety and setting up a PC. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them through the course.

Start dates 07/09/20
End dates 09/07/21
Duration >29 Weeks
Locations Ealing
Qualification level BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements: 2 – 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (including Maths and English); or functional at Level 1; or Foundation Learning Level 1 Certificate or Award; or BTEC/UAL Level 1 Diploma in IT pre-access level 1 qualification; or NVQ 1 or equivalent.
Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.
Assessment Method:

Units:

  • Level 2 – Unit 01 – Communicating in the IT industry
  • Level 2 – Unit 02 – Working in the IT industry
  • Level 2 – Unit 03 – Business IT skills
  • Level 2 – Unit 04 – Installing computer hardware
  • Level 2 – Unit 05 – Installing computer software
  • Level 2 – Unit 09 – Website development
  • Level 2 – Unit 10 – Computer graphics
  • Level 2 – Unit 11 – Multimedia design
  • Level 2 – Unit 13 – Interactive media production
  • Level 2 – Unit 16 – Project planning using IT
  • Level 2 – Unit 17 – Customising software
  • Level 2 – Unit 19 – Mobile communications technology
  • Level 2 – Unit 22 – Developing computer games
  • Level 2 – Unit 23 – Spreadsheet modelling
  • Level 2 – Unit 24 – Animation techniques

Progression Opportunities:

The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including:

  • game designer
  • animator
  • working in the IT industry. However, most students continue onto one of our Level 3 courses.

Qualification Course Information:

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. As well as learning how to use a variety of software packages, English and Mathematics are included in the course timetable. Learners will also be taught important skills such as internet safety and setting up a PC. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them through the course.

Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 Weeks
Locations Southall
Qualification level BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements:
Assessment Method:

Units:

  • Website development
  • Spreadsheet and database,
  • Computer graphics
  • Project planning using IT. Modules may vary at each campus. Employability units will be built into your programme of study.

Progression Opportunities:

Qualification Course Information:

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. It will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of many different aspects of IT and computing including networking, application development and web design.

Start date 07/09/20
End date 09/07/21
Duration >29 Weeks
Locations Hamersmith
Qualification level BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements: For the Certificate/90 credit Diploma – 4 GCSEs grade A – C, including English and Maths. Students with full level 2 vocational qualifications with an overall Merit/Distinction will be considered alongside 2 GCSEs grade A – C including GCSE English and Maths, and a good reference.
Assessment Method: You will be assessed through project work, written assignments, in class tests, presentations, observations and work experience.

Units:

  • In addition to the core modules of:
    • Communication & Employability Skills
    • Computer Systems
    • Information Systems.
  • Other units studied will vary according to the pathway followed. The pathways and units on offer at each campus will vary.

Progression Opportunities:

  • The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including:
    • Game designer
    • Animator
    • Working in the IT industry. However, most students continue onto one of our Level 3 courses
    • The majority of students progress to Degree or Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses. Alternatively, you can go straight into employment
    • BTEC level 3 courses attract UCAS points:
      • Subsidiary Diploma is is equivalent to 1 A levels
      • The 90 credit is equivalent to 1.5 A levels
      • The Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels
      • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Qualification Course Information:

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. It will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of many different aspects of IT and computing including networking, application development and web design.

Start dates 07/09/20
End dates 09/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Locations Ealing
Qualification level BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Fees (16-18) Free
Fees (19+) N/A
Requirements: For the Certificate/90 credit Diploma – 4 GCSEs grade A – C, including English and Maths. Students with full level 2 vocational qualifications with an overall Merit/Distinction will be considered alongside 2 GCSEs grade A – C including GCSE English and Maths, and a good reference.
Assessment Method:

Units:

  • Web Design & Web Development,
  • Web Server scripting,
  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages,
  • Digital Graphics & Web Animation,
  • Software Design & Development,
  • Developing Computer Games,
  • Object Oriented Programming and
  • Event Driven Programming.

Progression:

You can get jobs in a range of IT fields from:

  • software development
  • web design
  • development or networking and user support.

BTEC level 3 courses attract UCAS points:

  • Subsidiary Diploma is is equivalent to 1 A levels
  • The 90 credit is equivalent to 1.5 A levels
  • The Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels
  • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.

 

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