Where will this course lead?

This is a two year course which leads to higher education, a degree apprenticeship, a level 4 apprenticeship or into employment.

What will I study?

In the first year you will study:

Unit 1: Communication and Employability skills for IT Practitioners
Unit 2: Computer Systems
Unit 6: Software Design and Development
Unit 9: Networks
Unit 10: Communication Technologies
Unit 36: Computer games platforms and Technologies

After successfully completing the first year you will study:

Unit 3: Information Systems
Unit 30: Digital Graphics
Unit 12: IT Technical support
Unit 41: 3D Modelling
Unit 13: IT Troubleshooting and repair
Unit 31: Computer Animation

How will this course be delivered?

This course consists of practical and theoretical sessions culminating in either assignments or internal examinations depending on the unit. Employer involvement is an essential part of the course so you will have external speakers who are actively involved in the industry.

What qualifications will I get?

Extended Diploma in IT (Software and Games Developer) with CISCO Internet of Everything & CISCO Cyber Security

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed by internal assignments set and marked by the College. 

How do I get a place on the course?

You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying on line for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Computing.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at grade 4 / grade C including English Language and Maths, or a Pass or higher in a Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC Extended Certificate and grade 4 / grade C GCSEs in English Language and Maths .


What can I do after this course?

This is a two year course which leads on to higher education, a level 4 apprenticeship, a degree apprenticeship or into employment.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time