School Blended Offer Computing

Course code: JLWP100P

Subject area: Sixth Form Blended Offer

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Tuesday & Thursday

9th Sep 2019 - 3rd Jul 2020

Witney Campus

Contact details

01993 703464

The aim of the course is to understand modern, and next generation, computing and Information technology systems in preparation for higher education or employment. As such, the course is delivered through a mix of in-class (face-to-face) and on-line resources with self-directed research and developing supporting these. Emphasis is on the understanding and application of concepts that underpin technology and its use with a strong emphasis exists on practical application of these.

This course can only be taken in conjunction with 2 A level choices at the following schools:

• Henry Box
• Wood Green
• Chipping Norton
• Marlborough
• Carterton
• Bartholomew
• Burford

This is a new specification for Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Information Technology to be delivered from September 2017 and is aligned to the new UCAS tariff. The course is graded from P (Pass) to D* (Distinction Star) and the tariff points will range from 8-28. The course is divided into 4 units, three are compulsory and the fourth is an optional unit chosen by the college to reflect current and future industry skills needs.

Year 1:

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems
Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.
• Digital devices, their functions and use
• Transmitting data with networks
• Operating in an online world and data safety and security
• Impact and issues of IT systems

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business
Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.
• Social media websites uses
• Planning to use social media in a business scenario
• Implementing social media use in a business environment

Year 2:

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information
Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
• Purpose of database management systems
• Standards in database solutions
• Designing and developing database solutions

Unit 6: Website Development
Learners investigate website development principles. They will design and develop a website using scripting languages.
• Purpose and principles of websites and technologies
• Design and create a functional website
In conjunction with other A-level qualifications you could progress to higher education courses in Computer Science, Networking, Website and Software Development. This could lead to careers in Systems Management, Systems and Data Security, Networking and Communications amongst many more. Employment in this industry is possible all over the world.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

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