Computing Extended Diploma Level 3
This course is perfect for you if you’re interested in a career in website, mobile or desktop application development, system support, networking or cyber security. The Level 3 programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in an ever-changing and expanding industry. You will gain access to the latest technologies and development environments, enabling you to implement websites and software solutions whilst evolving your programming skills using languages such as C++, Python and C#. You will also have access to modern hardware systems and network environments, enabling you to implement and manage physical & virtual networks.
You’ll learn how to create solutions that include applications for the web and desktop systems. You will also learn how to design and build networks, implement security within networks and maintain computer systems.
We have industry standard computer labs and equipment, so you’ll get real experience working in the same development environments as you would in industry. This is all taught by experienced network & security experts and programmers & developers, who will show you not only the technical side of things, but the professional skills you’ll need to be a successful within your chosen industry as well. Upon completion of this two year course, you can progress onto FdSc Computing or a higher apprenticeship at University Centre South Devon or consider employment within the sector.
- You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 2
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
- You will need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including Maths and English
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Software Engineering and Web Development pathway:
Networks and systems
Computer game development
Mobile app development
Solutions for the web
Hardware, Networking and Systems Security pathway:
Cyber security essentials
Maintaining computer systems
Web and Programming fundamentals
Embedded systems development
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"I will really miss my college days and from the beginning the tutor, Al, has been so supportive. From someone who has not completed anything academic in over 20 years, this course was a step in the right direction for me. I have learnt so much from the group of people, different organisations, but mostly from Al who has a wealth of HR knowledge. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Al and she will always go out of her way to support and guide you in the right direction". Kelly Gidley – Temporary Staffing Team Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust