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Computing and IT

Computing and IT

Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code ITB-3S (2022)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed for those who want to work as an IT professional, such as a games designer or computer technician or for those who would like to use more general communication skills in roles such as primary school teacher, helpdesk assistant or an IT trainer.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

  • What does the course involve?

    Units include:

    • Computer Animation - to liven up websites, presentations and games
    • Computer Games - design, build and make a sales pitch for your computer game
    • Event driven programming - build your own mobile phone app
    • Communication and Employability Skills - use your IT skills to get your dream job
  • How is the course assessed?

    The 100% coursework component spread evenly throughout the course allows you to develop independent learning skills. Criteria in these assessments are clearly structured to help you achieve and the majority of students achieve the highest grade.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

James Lee

James Lee

IT Multimedia and Games BTEC (A Level Economics)
Previous school: Meole Brace School

You learn useful IT skills and good communication skills in this subject. The whole class is very supportive and has helped me maintain deadlines and kept me organised. I really enjoyed doing animation, it was adaptable to real world marketing.

Ashley Davies

Ashley Davies

IT Multimedia and Games BTEC (Photography, Computer Science)
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

ICT has always been a big interest for me and once I have completed College I will be going to University of Wolverhampton to study games development. My favourite focus has been programming – you can get involved and you learn loads of new techniques. This course teaches useful skills that you can take into a variety of career roles.

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Career Options

  • IT operations technicians

    Up to £35,000


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