Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2020-21

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Information & Creative

Technology BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 3034

Software Development

& Programming BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 3006

Entry requirements

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English and a grade 2 (E) or above

in maths.

• You will have an interview and further

assessment to check the course is right for you.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in ICT.

About the course

This is an ideal starting place for those looking to

pursue a career in Computing. You will develop

a digital portfolio studying hardware & software

systems, website development and databases.

You will learn how computer systems are used in

the workplace by completing work-related projects

and assignments. This course is part of a study

programme which includes maths, English and work

experience. To be considered for the course, you will

need to be enthusiastic and be prepared to work

hard.

Your future

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to a Computing, Business or Games

Development Level 3 course, start a Computing

apprenticeship or use the skills and experience you

have gained to find employment in the Computing

industry.

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects, the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above. Students with

grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be expected to re-take

that subject in Year 1.

• A keen interest in Software Development &

Programming.

About the course

Gain the skills you need for software development

and programming to support clients, including

creating websites, mobile apps, computer games

and more. Study the different stages of development

from design through to the final product. You also

learn more about the IT industry by completing workbased

projects. You also complete a placement where

you will spend time gaining relevant experience.

To be considered for the course, you need to be

enthusiastic and be prepared to work hard.

Your future

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in Computing.

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