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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 941.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This IT technical qualification is aimed at 16 to 18-year-old learners who are seeking to develop skills and access a range of junior scripting and app development job roles in a variety of sector settings.  This qualification can be studied alongside other A-level qualifications at the Joseph Wright Centre.

On this course you will build on a foundation of programming concepts and study object oriented programming (known as OOP) and event driven programming (EDP). Once learned, you will be able to transfer the techniques to different languages. You will also learn about website programming and scripting.

You will be working on industry focused assignments to help you to prepare for work, which will ensure you can talk confidently about your knowledge and skills in an interview situation.

Beginning with the fundamental principles of computing, you will study the different programming constructs, learning about testing, web development, commercial applications, apps and developing solutions for employers or customers.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/equivalent or above, including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

This qualification is made up of four mandatory units.  All units must be successfully completed to achieve the full qualification.

Year 1:

  • Fundamental principles of computing - external examination
  • Computer programming - external examination

Year 2:

  • Website technologies  - internally centre assessed
  • Mobile applications programming - internally centre assessed

How will I be assessed?

In the first year, assessment is 100% via examination in both units. Examinations can be taken both in January and June.

In the second year, the assessment is 100% internally assessed. Learners can resit their first year exams both in January and June.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to higher education or commence employment. Examples of job opportunities within the IT sector include junior programmer, analyst-programmer, games programmer and software engineer.

Companies that might employ someone with this qualification include software houses and those specialising in web, app and games development. Some learners may choose to work for themselves.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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