Digital: Coding Academy – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3


This Level 3 course has been developed for students with a strong interest in computer programming & IT who want to combine work placements with academic study.

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Digital: IT Coding Academy - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma SF-COAC3E-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 year)
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Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including both English Language and Mathematics.

Over the course of two years students will study units designed to provide a fundamental understanding of IT and programming concepts. Students are expected to be self-motivated to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience (over the two year course) and undertake a work related project. Some self-study is required.

If you want to focus on your programming skills, learn new languages and enter into a career as a website developer, software developer or related field then this course is for you.

On this course you will study:

  • Communication and employability skills in IT
  • Computer systems
  • Software design and development
  • Procedural programming
  • Event driven programming
  • Website production
  • Organisational security
  • Object oriented programming
  • Robotics

Through a schedule of assignments throughout the study programme with pass, merit and distinction criteria.

An ideal platform for those wishing to progress into a career in the digital industry with a focus on software development through an apprenticeship or following further study on an HNC/D or Degree programme.

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