Course - BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Software Development) Level 3

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Students should normally possess either a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C and above (including Maths and English) or a BTEC First Diploma with a minimum of 4 merit or distinction grades. Mature candidates (over 21 years of age) unable to meet these requirements, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they have gained experience in computing/IT.
  • Academic title
    BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Software Development)
  • Course description
    General information

    We offer a two year full-time course in Information Technology applications approved by the Business and Technology Council (BTEC). It is designed for students who have a flair for studies in computing and IT. Emphasis is placed on the practical elements of computing with a large degree of 'hands on' at equipment level. If you see your future as the 'technically able' person in the office environment or as a technician who configures PCs, sets up networks, or installs both software and hardware then this is the course for you.

    The course will provide students with a knowledge of: Database and Systems Analysis Excel VBA Operating Systems Programming C, Java, Visual Basic Assembler programming Computer hardware and architectures Computer communications Project Management Website Design and Management HTML, JavaScript, css.

    Course content


    Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT   Unit 2:  Computer Systems    Unit 3: Information Systems   Unit 7:  IT Systems Analysis and Design   Unit 18: Principles of Software Design and Development   Unit 20: Event Driven Programming     BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA FOR IT PRACTITIONERS IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST UNITS   Unit 5: Advanced Database Skills   Unit 6: Advanced Spreadsheet Skills   Unit 8: Communication Technologies   Unit 10: Client Side Customisation of Web   Unit 13: Human Computer Interaction   Unit 17: Mathematics for IT Practitioners   Unit 19: Web Server Scripting   Unit 21: Website Production and Management   Unit 23: Installing and Upgrading Software    

    Teaching and assessment

    Assessment is by a combination of course work and projects, and time assignments.  Lectures combined with practical workshops and the opportunity for personalised collaborative learning through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.


    HE programmes include HND and Degree

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