What is the course about?

This qualification is developed and delivered in line with specific procedures to ensure they are of high quality and fit for purpose.  Learners have more options to progress and they will build a portfolio of evidence that shows off their knowledge and skills and employers can view the portfolio to gain a greater understanding of the learner’s skills and experience.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding required for employment or career progression within the IT sector or to move on to further study at degree level. In addition, the wide range of topics covered will give you the flexibility to choose specific roles within the wider IT sector, depending on your own needs or interests. For example if your interests are in learning more about Software Engineering, Programming or Games Programming then you will learn how to develop programs in some of the most in-demand programming languages; such as Java, C++ and C#. 

Cyber and Network Security are also areas where currently, demand for skilled technical staff far outstrips the trained staff available. To  provide you with the essential skills you need for employment in this field you will be taught how to provide Internet and Network security for organisations and the ways that Hackers work to infiltrate systems. In addition to these specialist skills you will also learn the essential theory that underpins computer systems and the basics of how computers and network systems work.

This course is the equivalent to the first year of university undergraduate degree and is cheaper at just 2/3 the price.

Course details

Course code: SCLUD 604AA

Start DateEnd DateDurationTimesLocationTypeDays
10 Jan 2017 21 June 2018 54 Weeks 2pm - 6pm Stanmore College Main Site Part Time Tue and Thu

Entry requirements

GCSE A-C in English and Maths

Completed a Level 3 IT qualification.

Aims of this qualification

The objectives of this qualification are:

- Career progression within the IT and Telecommunications sector or acquire the knowledge and understanding required for employment in IT and Telecom sector 
- To enable learners to enter higher learning or employment.
- Develop a range of skills and attributes essential for success in working life

What can it lead to?

 Entry to university to complete remainder of undergraduate degree.

What are the course outcomes?

The course provides a high-quality work-related programme of study that encapsulates essential skills and knowledge requirements of IT sector. This course prepares learners for employment in roles such as system management, networking and software development. 

Units:
- Business Skills for e-commerce
- Computer Systems
- Employability and Professional Development
- Procedural Programming
- Object Oriented Programming
- Website Design
- Design a Small or Home office Network
- Data analysis and design

How will you be assessed?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 4 Diploma in Computing and Systems

- Development, learners must complete 120 credits:
 --45 credits from the mandatory Group A
 --a minimum of 75 credits from the optional units

- At least 90 credits must be at or above Level 4.

Is there an interview?

Yes

Equipment required?

No.