Computing (Hardware, Networking and System Security) - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE03

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Start DateLocationDuration
03/09/2018Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Interested in a career in networking, system security or cloud computing?  Our computing courses equip you with the skills required to work in these technology expanding industries. There are many employability opportunities within the computing industry and at Blackpool & The Fylde College we have a wide range of courses that will provide you with the specialised industry based skills required to work in the sector of your choice.  In your first year you will study a range modules including

  • Computer programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer networks
  • Website design and development
  • Human computer interaction
  • Game design an development

In the second year you will specialise in subject specific modules related to systems and hardware including

  • Organisation security
  • Network security
  • It systems
  • Communication systems
  • Maintaining computer systems

Upon completion of this two year course you will have completed the equivalent of three 'A' levels specialised towards network engineering. This qualification will provide you with the opportunity to then progress into higher education or employment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including Math and English or a relevant Level 2 qualification

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in IT (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 or below in your GCSE Maths and English exams you will have to do retakes in these subjects. This could delay your entry to university and/or employment.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a summative assignment that results in product creation. Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity. Modules are delivered by specialised subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experiences in college and to match the needs of the course.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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OIA
FDAP
The University of Salford
Apprenticeships
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Matrix
Ofsted
Disabled Confident
QAA
The Queen’s Anniversary for FE and HE
STEM