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INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY (LEVEL 2)

Higher Education Computing students Bedford College

Overview

Information and Creative Technology Intermediate (Level 2)

This is a one or two year study programme depending on your existing qualifications. It is designed to give broad skills, knowledge and an understanding of the IT sector. The study programme will develop your computing skills and prepare you for a future career in the IT industry.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £2,085.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £2,085.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £2,085.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

 

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Bedford College Computing Level 3
Computing

Harry

When I was 14 I built a computer by myself. My interest has grown ever since and I now know I want to work in hardware, possibly for an architect company building networks.  

As I was homeschooled, the College environment was very different for me at first, but my tutors were understanding. What I like about College is that, although there is a set structure to lessons, you can still use your own creativity and there is flexibility within the units.  

The highlight so far for me has been representing the College at the Skills Show in Birmingham. We were presenting demos on computer hardware, which tied in with the Hardware unit we were studying where a problem would be created within a computer and we’d have to fix it and put it back together.  

Problem solving was also a big part of my recent work experience placement with the trade union, Affinity. I spent three days taking an IT consulting approach to problems they were experiencing and coming up with solutions.  

The Computing department at Bedford College is excellent. The whole floor has been renovated, we have new equipment and people come from a long way away to study here. I’m definitely going to stay on for the HNC/HND and hopefully gain a BSc here at the College. I know the staff here and the software we use, and so I’ll be able to focus on my work without any change, plus financially it makes more sense to stay local.  

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths

OR

  • Computing at Level 1

Duration: 2 Years

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in Computing
  • Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered.
Course content

Subject units:

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Spreadsheet Development
  • Computer Networks
  • Website Development
  • Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware

English and maths:

If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience

Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills

Assessment methods

As well as lectures and practical workshops, you will undertake a variety of tasks including research, presentations, teamwork and assignments. Two units will be externally assessed by online tests and the remainder are internally assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your tutors. You will also be required to take a test for any GCSE resits or Functional Skills qualifications.

Qualifications

You will gain:

  • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Plus:

English and maths qualifications if required.

Further study and career options

The skills you develop on this study programme are highly valued by employers, and a wide range of employment opportunities will be available to you on completion, including communications, administration, software, hardware development and commerce. Students successfully completing the course with Functional Skills can progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes.

Additional information

There will be an additional cost of £25 for trips. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. For example, you may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

 

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

 

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

 

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.