Computing - Level 3 Combined Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE15

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Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Interested in a career in computing (networking, system security, software development, web technologies or computer science). Our computing courses equip you with the skills required to work in these technology expanding industries. There are many employability opportunities within the computing industry and at Blackpool & The Fylde College we have a wide range of courses that will provide you with the specialised industry based skills required to work in the sector of your choice.

Keep your options open with the Combined Diploma

Our Combined Diploma programme is for 16-18 year-olds who want to develop their passion and skills in more than one subject. Study this course alongside another Combined Diploma course, with one subject to be studied as a Double Diploma and the other as a Single Diploma. You will spend 3 days a week in College and up to 1 day on a relevant industry placement.

The Combined Diploma is equivalent to studying 3 A-levels, providing the maximum possible 168 UCAS points needed for university or a career in either subject. Successfully complete the course and you will gain a guaranteed place on one of our degree-level courses, awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university*).

The following subjects can be chosen for the Combined Diploma starting September 2020:

  • Animal Science (only available as a Double Diploma)
  • Applied Science
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Graphics and Digital Design
  • Health and Medical Professions
  • Photography
  • Public Services
  • Sport

*The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Diploma in Information Technology

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a summative assignment that results in product creation. Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity. Modules are delivered by subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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