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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 77975
Cost: N/A

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Stratford Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4AH

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Computing

Full time course

Course Summary

This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or higher education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team, you will gain knowledge of a range of areas, including software development, website and games development and digital graphics and animation.

All learners taking this qualification will be required to engage with sector employers as part of their course. This could be, for example, through work experience or through being assessed by industry practitioners for relevant units.

What will I study?

You will study specialists units which are designed to support your future chosen career path including;

  • 3D Modelling
  • Building Computer Systems (Core)
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Graphics and Animation
  • Digital Video
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • IT Systems Security (Core)
  • Mobile App Development
  • Planning and Management of Computing Projects (Core)
  • Principles of Computer Science (Core)

Maths and English
Depending on previous qualifications, GCSE resits, and/or Functional Skills in Maths and/or English will be studied alongside your study programme.

Additional qualifications
Cyber Security.

Employability
There is a Communications and Employability Skills unit as part of the course.

What do I need to join?

You will require motivation, enthusiasm, self-discipline and the ability to carry out independent study.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above,including English and maths.

How long is the course?

2 years. First year is the 90 Credit Diploma progressing to the second year Extended Diploma.

How will I learn?

You will learn through lectures, practical classes, by using specialist and industry standard software in the classroom and research by undertaking projects. You will also be able to access course material online via a virtual learning environment. At the time of writing, we expect examinations to be a part of the assessment process alongside coursework assignments. However, the awarding body is updating this qualification, so this may be subject to change.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will receive coursework grades and frequent feedback from your tutors. You will also be able to monitor your progress using detailed online grading sheets.

Are there any extra costs?

There may be fees for the cost of text books, trips, visits and specialist equipment. Typical examples of trips and visits include: team building trips, visits to universities, visits from guest speakers.

What can I do next?

Learners can progress to a university level course, apprenticeship or move directly into employment.

What are my career options?

This is a broad-based course which, will keep your options open. Students can move directly into jobs as IT technicians, junior programmers or web developers. If you progress to university, there are further opportunities to specialise in computer science, forensic computing, cyber security, games development, network management or systems analysis.

Location

SGS Stroud

Dates & Costs

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Computing

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 77975

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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