You are required to have completed a Level 3 foundation diploma in application development in order to progress onto this course.
The Application Development stream gives you a chance to develop skills in programming, web development, computer game design, digital graphics and animation. An “all round” perspective is delivered allowing you to focus and harness your own potential to lead onto a higher education programme or the beginning of a successful career.
This Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT course gives you the opportunity to learn about programming and creative design. With career opportunities in this market growing massively it’s a great time to get into the sector. Applications and packages studied include Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, VR development software, Dreamweaver, Flash, Visual Studio and use of the Office Suite. The course will include guest speakers, trips, work experience activities as well as the individual projects you will work on to achieve the units. In addition, you will be given projects to complete for real clients, giving you that all-important work experience required by employers in today’s market.
Course Assessment Method
There are a number of mandatory units which include externally set and marked assignments. These are a mixture of exams and written assignments.
Career opportunities exist to enter the industry at junior level in many job roles, including:
> Website/App Developer
> Graphic Designer
> Computer Games Developer
> Software Designer
> Computer Programmer
We do recommend further study if you are wishing to progress within these roles.
Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points.
What if I Need Support
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.
You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
What does it Cost?
This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.
If you are 19 - 23 years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.
|Qualification Type:||Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT|
|Awarding Body:||Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations|
|Start Date:||September 2021|