BTEC Level 3 Computing

Key information

Start Date: Sept 2024

Exam Board: Pearson

Graded: Distinction* – Pass

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 56

Course Size: Extended Certificate

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What will I be studying?

This course incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable progression to higher education and employment. Students study the relationship between hardware, software and managing and communicating information. Students learn how to write code and including the development of mobile phone apps using the Apple Macs.

What skills will I develop?

Students will develop the transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT and the application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation of information. Students will also develop an ability to project manage their own time to meet deadlines in completing the mobile app as well as security and encryption methods used in the real world to keep data safe.

How will I be assessed?

Internal Assessment:

Unit 7:

IT Systems Security and Encryption (25%)

Unit 17:

Mobile Apps Development (16%)

External Assessments:

Unit 1:

Principles of Computer Science (34%)

Unit 2:

Fundamentals of Computer Systems (25%)

Where might this lead me?

This qualification provides an opportunity to progress to higher education to study a computing discipline, a degree in a computing discipline or a degree where computing-related skills and knowledge may be advantageous, such as business studies. The qualification supports entry to, for example: • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science • BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business • FdSC in Business Computing • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems.