Computing & Information Technology

This qualification covers content such as software development, computer networking and computer security. It provides a foundation for core technical knowledge that will be useful for progressing onto a Digital T-Level 3 and also provides a work experience placement within industry.

  • Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is ideal for learners who are interested in improving their employability skills while learning about working within the field of IT. This qualification can further develop your skills and knowledge of IT and boost your career prospects.

  • Study methods

    This qualification will take 1 academic year to complete.
    To gain this qualification, learners must complete 7 units, including Software Development, Computer Networking, Computational Thinking and Computer Security in Practice.
    You must also complete your work placement where you will be working in IT and show progression in your study skills and English and Maths.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This course is assessed through a combination of exams and assignments designed to give you hands-on experience of basic software development. There will be two exams.

    Upon Completion you will gain the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Cyber/Software Development), with an additional IT & Digital T-level Transition Programme HCUC Certificate.
    You will also have the chance to resist your English and Maths GCSE.

  • More information

    Learners will need to be volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. This will be arranged by the College and does not need to be arranged prior to application.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You can gain employment in networking, Systems security, software developer or IT support.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    This qualification can directly prepare you for the follow courses in level 3:

    • T-Level in Digital sector: Digital production (Includes long term work placements)
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing – Cyber-Security
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing – Software Development
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2022

Starts 1 September 2022

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00