Creative Computing BTEC Level 3
This professional work-related course will enable you to develop your knowledge regarding a range of computer applications, as well as programming techniques and software development.
Through a variety of interesting units, you will acquire the necessary skills as well as the understanding that will enable you to develop computer-based solutions to solve problems.
Through this course you will learn to:
Use application software
Obtain hardware skills
Develop your aptitude for investigation
Carry out design, development, and the testing of computer based solutions
Cope confidently with event-driven programming techniques
Develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using computers
Develop an understanding of a range of applications for computer systems including software, data, hardware and people
Have an awareness of emerging technologies and have an appreciation of their impact on society
Acquire the skills necessary to apply this understanding to developing computer-based solutions for real world problems
Through a combination of theoretical and practical content, you will gain an excellent level of knowledge and understanding, as well as a substantial range of programming and software development skills required for the appropriate vocational sectors of the computer industry.
This vocational qualification is broadly the equivalent to two GCSE A Levels – it will give you the opportunity to progress to higher education qualifications in the same vocational area.
The course is made up of six units: two compulsory and four options.
The compulsory units are:
Principles of Computer Science
Planning and Management of Computing Projects
Building Computer Systems
IT Systems Security
Human Computer Interaction
Optional units include:
Computer Games Development
System Analysis and Design
Digital Graphics and Animation
Minimum entry requirements:
• Five GCSEs at Level 4 – 9
• English and Mathematics GCSE Level 4 or above
Will complement most subjects. This qualification is designed to meet the Tech Bacc Measure when studied with Level 3 Mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification
All students have access to our enrichment programme
• Programming skills and practice
• Identification of appropriate hardware and software
• Implementation of effective solutions
• Ability to organise and present information clearly and logically
Likely next step opportunities:
• University options – focussing on the computing sector
• Employment opportunities in the computer industry
• 10 units – 6 mandatory (2 externally assessed) and 4 optional units
• Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
• You must gain a Merit overall with the first three units of the first year of the course in order to progress to the second year