Throughout this exciting course, you will explore the theory behind information technology whilst investigating computer systems, website production and management, event driven programming, system security and website customisation.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?
The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?
During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Theory behind information technology
  • Investigating computer systems, website development and management
  • Exploring social media in business
  • Computer programming and spreadsheets

How is it assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the year based on a range of practical and written work and four externally assessed units.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have an exciting opportunity to progress on to University Centre St Helens to study FdSc Computing or choose to study a different degree elsewhere.

Alternatively, you may decide to gain employment in the industry. With extensive advancements in technology, and with data breaches becoming increasingly more common and sophisticated, professionals working in this industry have never been in higher demand. There are so many opportunities.

Ref: Barbara Wu