Is this course right for me?
Technologies and Computing have radically evolved and is now heavily embedded in everyday life. Through these, we communicate, manage our finances, plan our transport and much more. In 2018 in the UK, there were 338,000 workers in programming and software development which is only ONE of the hundreds of roles available in this sector. If you are looking to start a career or boost your existing skills in this pivotal industry, there is a course here for you.
The course will help you to develop knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work related context. It will also encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern day workplace. These skills include; team-working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.
We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners and expect excellent attendance, punctuality and commitment to learning to ensure you thrive on your course!
Lessons can consist of lectures, discussions, independent research, individual and group practical tasks.
Areas of study include: Core Units The Online World Technology Systems A Digital Portfolio Other Units could include Creating Digital Animation Computer Networks Website Development Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!
Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go!
You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.
English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we're here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems, Level 3 in Computing, Level 3 in Graphic Design or Level 3 in Animation. You could also look to undertake an Apprenticeship. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
Pens, paper and a USB memory stick are essential purchases. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.