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Computing and IT
Computing and IT
Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date 3 September 2019
Course code ITB-3C (1920)
  • Entry Requirements

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

  • What does the course involve?

    Course Content BTEC IT develops practical skills such as learning to build a computer, game, writing a phone app and producing a computer animation. You might want to work as an IT professional, such as a Games Designer or Computer Technician or use your communication skills as a primary school teacher, helpdesk assistant or IT Trainer.

    • Computer Animation – build a range of animations for your games or websites
    • Developing Computer Games – design, build, test and document a computer game
    • Event driven programming – build a phone app
    • Communication and Employability Skills - learn how to get a job in the IT Industry
    • Computer Systems – learn how to build and repair a computer and install and customise software.
  • How is the course assessed?

    The two year course is 100% coursework. The large coursework component allows students to develop independent learning skills and spreads assessment evenly throughout the course. Criteria to work to in these assessments is structured to help students achieve and the majority of students gain the highest grade at the end of year 2.

  • Additional Notes

    Progression in IT Multimedia & Games holds a wide range of opportunities including: Computing, ICT, Information Systems, Multimedia all at degree level. Any employment sector which relies on ICT including: Medical, Business, Accounting, Law, Education and Engineering.  

  • Further Information

    Students are encouraged to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.

  • 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 Institution: 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.

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