College of North West London

Computing BTEC National Diploma

College of North West London
In Middlesex

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Typology BTEC
Location Middlesex
  • BTEC
  • Middlesex
Description

This course is for you if you wish to study in a flexible learning environment to enable you to fulfil all of the requirements of a BTEC National Diploma in Computing. You can take the IT in Business Pathway or the Networking Pathway.

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Government funding available

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Middlesex
North End Road, HA9 0UU, London, England
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Middlesex
North End Road, HA9 0UU, London, England
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· Requirements

You should have four GCSEs at grade C or above including grade C in English and Maths or Merit Level GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent. You will be assessed on your English and Maths skills at interview. Induction is taken very seriously at this college. Learners will follow a five week induction programme where their suitability for the level and type of programme they are hoping to be on will...

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Course programme

Qualification Name:BTEC National Diploma For IT Practitioners (General)
Course Name:Computing BTEC National Diploma
Course Code:BYNG
Centre:Wembley Park
Applies to:School Leavers and International Students
Availability:Full Time (Various 9:00 till 4:00)

Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you wish to study in a flexible learning environment to enable you to fulfil all of the requirements of a BTEC National Diploma in Computing. You can take the IT in Business Pathway or the Networking Pathway.

What are the entry requirements?
You should have four GCSEs at grade C or above including grade C in English and Maths or Merit Level GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent. You will be assessed on your English and Maths skills at interview. Induction is taken very seriously at this college. Learners will follow a five week induction programme where their suitability for the level and type of programme they are hoping to be on will be assessed. Successful completion of the induction period will confirm their place on a programme.
After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
  • Minimum Literacy Level: Level 1

  • Reading: You can read and understand the main points and ideas in different types of writing - for example magazine articles, newspaper stories or short stories. You can understand main ideas from a report, read from a website or college text book, etc. You can use what you have read to help you write an essay or make decisions. Writing: You can present information in different ways. You can use grammar, spelling and punctuation correctly. You can present your thoughts and ideas in a clear way that people can understand.
  • Minimum Numeracy Level: Level 1

  • Interpret Information: You can read and understand tables, charts, graphs and diagrams; read and understand numbers used in different ways; read scales on familiar measuring equipment using everyday units; make accurate observations; identify suitable calculations to get the results you need for your task. Carry out calculations: You can add and subtract, with whole numbers and simple decimals, with or without a calculator; work to the level of accuracy you have been told to use; multiply and divide a simple decimal by a whole number with or without a calculator; understand and calculate simple fractions and percentages; work out the area and volum of rectangular-based shapes; use scale on diagrams; use ratio and proportion; find the average or mean of up to 10 items; find the range for up to 10 items.


What qualification will I receive?
BTEC National Diploma which is equivalent to three A Level passes at grades A to E.

Where can it lead?
You will have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. You learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways, and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subjects. Many students choose to use their qualification to go straight into employment. The employment opportunities consist of a wide range such as database design, communications, system software and hardware.

What will I study?
Subjects you will study include: language and communications, computer systems, business information systems, introduction to software development, communication technology and systems analysis. There are 12 more units depending on whether you take the IT Business pathway or the Networking pathway. You will also study key skills such as communications and application of number.

How will I be taught?
You will be timetabled for 18 hours a week at the College, which will be spent in practical work on computers and theoretical work in the classroom. In addition, you will be required to spend an extra 20 hours at least on private study. Teaching strategies will include lectures, class exercises, working in groups, research, visits, reading, videos and presentations to a group as well as discussions.

How will I be assessed?
You will be internally assessed through assignments set and marked by your lecturers. Work is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit. The grades are then averaged to get the final overall grade. You must pass at least 16 units to pass the course.

What support is available while I am on the course?
You will have access to a personal tutor to help you throughout the course and the College offers a comprehensive range of student services including learning support, language support and guidance.

What will it cost?
Full Time Overseas FeesUp to £4500*
UK Home FeesUp to £2095*
Age under 19 on 31st August of the year you start your course? Study forFREE.

On income-based benefit? You could study for only £30.

Cost & Availability - Please be aware that certain courses are not subject to concessions.


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