Is this course right for me?
This recently developed course is designed to introduce you to a wide range of computing disciplines. The course gives you the opportunity to build your sector knowledge and learn current skills and practices in computer science, computer systems, networks and social media for business.
In the first year you will choose from a range of units including: Principles of Computer Science; Fundamentals of Computer Systems; IT Systems Security and Encryption; Business Applications of Social Media; Computer Games Development and Website Development* (NB: units are subject to change). On successful completion of your first year, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies and move into a second year, to study additional units and achieve your qualification through the chosen pathway. This course is delivered over one academic year (September June) with the potential to move into a second year.
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. After completion of year 2 you could progress to a level 4 HNC or University course. Alternatively you could look for an Apprenticeship or entry level employment. 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. You will be required to purchase books for this course this will be discussed during the induction period when joining the college. Pens, paper and a USB memory stick are essential purchases. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.