IT & Digital Communications

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

This hands-on course is designed to give you the creative and technical skills to follow a career in digital communications. It will include producing creative content to inspire your audience using developing technologies such as mobile apps. The course will develop your skills of communicating online and designing and creating marketing tools to communicate with your audience.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#


 #Based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information
  • Websites and app design
  • Cyber security
  • Planning and delivering projects
  • Software engineering for business

Year 2

  • Data analysis and design
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Mobile technology
  • Internet for business
  • Web design and prototyping
  • Cloud technology

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.

Facilities
  • Animation suite (Maya)
  • Digital video and media production
  • IT workshops
  • Design studios
Assessment

75% Coursework/practical - 25% exam

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and IT) OR
  • Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area, including GCSE English A*-C/9-4)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
04/09/17 2 years Main
03/09/18 2 years Main
What next?
  • Degree at university
  • Social media, digital marketing and web design related employment
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Visit to digital agency
  • Industry week activities
  • Work experience

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.