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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Computing Level 3 Extended Diploma

Level 3

Course code: G65D166
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: IT
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £180.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website https://hlnsc.ac.uk/fees/fees-guidance/

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course is designed to further develop the practical skills and theoretical understanding of computer systems, software, hardware, cyber security and games development. You will complete a range of units which are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the world of computing. You’ll develop industry relevant skills in our fantastic purpose-built computing labs, under the guidance of our expert staff, all of whom have extensive industry experience in the computing and IT sectors.

This qualification is the equivalent of 3 A levesl and is worth 168 UCAS Points.

Why choose us

We have an incredible Computing team, who have gained extensive experience in the industry, in various roles within a range of companies. Our purpose-built computing labs have everything you need to build a computing network, design and develop computer games, develop and implement cyber security systems, using industry standard equipment, tools and software.

What you could do next

Progression routes may include degree apprenticeship, HND in Computing or other university-level courses. Employment options may include network engineer, games developer, forensic computer analyst or cyber security engineer.

Popular modules

  • Computer Science – Programming, Software Design and Development

  • IT system security and Encryption

  • Computer Games Development

  • Website Design, Digital Graphics and Animation

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via external exams, controlled internal assessment and written assignments

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in maths, English and at least three other subjects or, a L2 Diploma in a relevant subject, with at least a merit grade.