Computing

In Eccles, Salford

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Eccles, salford

Description

The college has fantastic IT facilities in a nice working environment. Students have access to computers outside lessons so that they can undertake private study.

Facilities

Location

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Eccles, Salford (Greater Manchester)
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Chatsworth Road, M30 9FJ

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Course programme



Computing
The college has fantastic IT facilities in a nice working environment. Students have access to computers outside lessons so that they can undertake private study.

What will I study?
You will spend about a third of your time learning how to write computer programmes and producing a fully documented, substantial, realistic computerised system. You do not have to know how to write computer programmes but you do need to
have a logical mind. Most of you will not have done any programming before. You will be taught how to use structured programming techniques to write programmes in Pascal in year one and object oriented techniques using Delphi in your second year.
Other interesting topics include:
· Computer applications.
· Software engineering.
· Algorithms.
· Operating systems.
· Communication.
· Hardware specification.
· Data representation.
· Social & legal implications of computing.
· Software tools and packages.

How is the course assessed?
AS-Level: On-screen exam and written paper.
A2-Level: Written paper.

What enrichment will there be?
Activities include:
· Trips and visits.

What could I do next?
Higher education opportunities / further study could lead to studying this subject at degree level.
This course is widely recognised and valued by employers in all career areas and is a useful background for a career in IT.

Computing

Price on request