ICT and Computing


ICT and Computing

Computer games technology and IT essentials

btec Level 3 triple

Course Description

This qualification will help you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills regarding the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. It will give you an insight into the IT sector while you learn about the technological changes occurring in our society, in terms of IT infrastructure and the global flow of information, as well as the legal and security aspects which governs the use of technology.

This course is the first year of a 2 year study programme which encompasses a wide range of centre assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities, as well as examined units on the Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, Cyber Security, and Cloud Technology.

You will be able to demonstrate skills such as: writing specifications, and the design, the build, the testing as well as the implementation of applications. Further transferable skills include communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.

This qualification will initially enable you to progress on to the second year of the course (Extended Diploma) with the aim to progress either on to university or the employment sector.

Using a combination of live “project briefs” and external assessment the course consists of eight units in the first year: 

  • Fundamentals of IT 
  • Global Information 
  • Application Design 
  • Mobile Technology 
  • Social Media and Digital Technology 
  • Games Design and Prototyping 
  • Internet of Everything 
  • Big Data Analytics. 

With a further nine units in the second year: 

  • Cyber Security 
  • Data Analysis and Design 
  • Enterprise and Computing 
  • Cloud Technology 
  • Project Management 
  • Product Development 
  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Web Design and Prototyping 
  • Cognitive Computing 
Two years
  • Programming skills and practice
  • Problem-solving
  • Identification of appropriate hardware and software
  • Implementation of effective solutions
  • Ability to organise and present information clearly and logically

As this is a triple course, it is a stand-alone course.

All students will be able to access enrichment, such as games design and development, within their timetabled sessions. 

A high percentage of our students progress on to university to study or gain employment within the computer industry. 

  • Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9
  • English and Mathematics GCSE Grade 4 or above

8 units, 3 are mandatory, 2 are externally assessed.  

Mandatory content (37.5%). External assessment (25%).

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