Digital Technologies

BTEC Extended Diploma Computing & Digital

Course Details

BTEC Extended Diploma
Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group
16 - 18

Nicholls Sixth Form
(Full Time - 2 years)

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Taking a wider look at the computing industry as a whole, this Level 3 course is ideal for anyone who wants to develop a broad range of skills across a number of different digital technologies and topics, from computer games to digital graphics, networking to web development.

Programming will form a central part of the course, as you learn all about website and application development – using CSS, HTML and C# - for both desktop and mobile devices. You'll also develop the skills necessary for the design and implementation of computer networks and the system security to go with it.

Spending time on computer game development and the creation of digital graphics, as well as analysing and designing systems yourself, you'll learn where your strengths lie and develop real-life, problem solving, marketable skills to help you succeed in the digital world.

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Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

The majority of assessments for this course will be project-based, testing out the skills you have been learning. These could include tasks set by us, or live briefs provided by our employer partners!

Completing a Level 3 course like this one in Digital Technologies will give you the qualifications you need to advance onto a higher level of study. You could apply for university courses or enrol on one of our foundation degrees or HNC/HND courses in Computing and IT with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

You'll develop a diverse set of skills that you can use on an apprenticeship or directly in the working world. With so many career opportunities in the digital profession, you'll be well placed to follow your passion and succeed in a job you love!

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Courses like this one are usually free for 16-18 year olds to take. You won't have to worry about tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older, or if you're concerned about any other costs associated with college, our Fees, Funding and Finance page will give you lots of information on special loans to fund any fees, bursaries and grants to reduce costs, and extra financial support for those in need.

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Computing & Digital

In 2022, there’s expected to by 22,000 jobs in Computing & IT in Greater Manchester. Do you want to be leading the way?

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