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Computing Intermediate (Level 2)

This is a one year study programme designed to give broad skills, knowledge and an understanding of the IT sector. The study programme will develop your computing skills and prepare you for a future career in the IT industry.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year
  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths 
OR
  • IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills
Duration: 2 Years
  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in IT.


Course content

  • Subject units:
    • The Online World
    • Technology Systems
    • A Digital Portfolio
    • Computer Networks
    • Website Development
    • Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware
    • Automated Computer Systems
    • Multimedia Products Development
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills


Assessment methods

As well as lectures and practical workshops, you will undertake a variety of tasks including research, presentations, teamwork and assignments. Two units will be externally assessed by online tests and the remainder are internally assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your tutors. You will also be required to take a test for any GCSE resits or Functional Skills qualifications.

Qualifications

Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

The skills you develop on this study programme are highly valued by employers, and a wide range of employment opportunities will be available to you on completion, including communications, administration, software, hardware development and commerce. Students successfully completing the course with Functional Skills can progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes.

Additional information

There will be an additional cost of £25 for trips. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. For example, you may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 11/09/2017 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Cauldwell Street F1045

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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