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If you enjoy working with computers, but don’t enjoy exams and would like to study a range of technology based units which cover elements of both Computing and ICT, then our BTEC IT Software Development may be the ideal course for you to consider! You will be assessed totally through coursework and the BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Extended Certificate are designed to give you the tools you will need if you particularly want to work within the IT sector after college or university.
Level 3 BTEC IT Software Development covers 6 (BTEC Extended Certificate), 12 (BTEC Diploma) or 18 units (BTEC Extended Diploma) of different subjects, all related to computers. These include learning about future employability skills to event driven programming, website design and games development. You will study a wide range of units which cover topics of Computing and ICT.
The course involves either 18, 12 or 6 units, depending on whether you want to do BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma or BTEC Extended Certificate. Units are broken down into a range of assignments, all of which have a vocational base to them. This qualification is 100% coursework based and has no exams.
Current units include Computer Animation, Event Driven Programming and Information Systems. On the BTEC Extended Diploma students cover Data Analysis, Database Design and Project Planning.
There is plenty to get involved with if you choose to study BTEC IT Software Development at Cardinal Newman. Some of the trips arranged this year included visits to Manchester Airport, Blackburn Rovers Football club and Edge Hill University. BTEC students also had the opportunity to visit the Media Museum in Bradford as well as taking part in an Essential Skills Showcase, where students were able to exhibit the computer games they had written.
Many of our students go on to further study at university and others go directly into employment. Several of our students have found employment as a direct result of the work experience they have completed in their final year.
At least five grade Cs at GCSE.
BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Extended Certificate