You will study with highly motivated and supportive team in our new DTLA building with full access to our computer suites. This course will provide you with skills to be able to progress into a range of computing related careers or continue to Foundation HE programmes.
During your first year you will study the Level 3 Computing Extended Certificate that will provide a comprehensive yet broad understanding of Computing. The structure of the programme provides an innovative and creative curriculum covering the core subject areas within IT.
Units to be studied during the first year include:
In the second year you will study the Computing National Diploma Level 3 covering units that include:
You will also cover Robotics Fundamentals as part of this course.
The academic year is divided into two semesters and students will be expected to complete at least 3 units each semester.
In addition to your course, you may also study either GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade. Guest speakers and trips are run throughout the course.
The Computing National Diploma is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.
For those aged 19+, this course will cost: £5421.
If you are aged 19 and are applying for this course as part of the Career Reboot Programme, the course will be FREE*. For more information on the Career Reboot Programme and *eligibility guidelines, please visit our Career Reboot Programme page.
If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
The Computing National Diploma is highly valued by employers and can lead to careers in the Computing sector as trainee programmers, systems analysts, web designers and network and IT technicians.
The National Diploma is also a recognised route on to higher apprenticeships or HNC/HND courses in Computing.
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