Computer Science and Digital Development

Diploma Computing & Digital

Course Details

Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 35 weeks)

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)

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Our Level 3 Computer Science and Digital Development course is part of our Industry Excellence Academy and has therefore been co-developed and co-designed with our industry partners.

This means that you will be working with industry specialists and gaining consistent opportunities to learn the skills required to work in the computing and digital sector, specialising in web development, project management and programming.
During your time on the course you'll have the opportunity to take part in a range of live briefs and projects that reflect what you would be working on in your future career in the industry.

Throughout the course you'll cover a wide variety of development-related topics, including the following units:
Principles of Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Systems
Planning and Management of Computing Projects
Software Development Project
IT Systems Security and Encryption
Impact of Computing
Business Applications of Social Media

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

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

A large part of this course will be project-based, as you'll be completing a range of different assignments, including coursework set by us and frequent live briefs provided by GM Employers.

You'll also take part in guest lectures and workshops with employers from our industry partners, as well as completing externally marked coursework and exams.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to progress onto degree level study with our higher education partner UCEN Manchester and complete a Foundation Degree in Software Development or Network Engineering, with an optional top-up year to earn a BA (Hons) degree.

Alternatively, you could apply to another university to study other degree level qualifications.

Once you've completed your university studies, you could become a software developer, IT systems analyst, programmer or developer.

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This course is free to enrol on if you're 16-18 years old, but if you're over 19, you may have to pay a tuition fee for this qualification.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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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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