Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Level: Level 3
Timetable: This is a full time programme of study of under 16 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: September 2013Fees: The course may be free if you are:
You should have at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including maths and English language, or a relevant Level 2 qualification with a merit (or equivalent) including functional skills in English and maths. You will take an aptitude assessment to establish your suitability for the course. Acceptance onto the course is conditional on meeting the following criteria: entry qualifications, interview and aptitude assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will study common core units in Year 1 including:
In the second year you will create large projects for the mobile communication industry. You will create mobile applications on different platforms using event driven programming, object oriented programming and procedural programming, and you will create mobile websites through web server scripting and website production. You will also study project management and mobile security.
This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.
“I’ve really loved studying ICT at West Thames. I began at Entry Level and worked my way right up to Level 3. The skills I learned have been invaluable, especially networking and programming. I represented the college at the WorldSkills UK competition this year and came second in the regional finals. After university, it’s my ambition to work in the IT division for a top company.”