Stanmore College is a friendly, supportive and caring college located in the leafy suburbs of Stanmore. The College has been providing a wide variety of courses (professional, vocational, non-vocational and recreational) to the public for over 30...more
The course is the equivalent to 3 A e BTEC Extended Diploma is made up of 18 units. 9 units are delivered in Year 1 and the remaining 9 in Year 2. The units given below are provisional. These may be replaced with similar units.
Generic First Year Units Communication and Employability Skills for IT Computer Systems Information Systems Software Design and Development Event Driven Programming Systems Analysis and Design Computer Networks Communication Technologies Database Design Learners can then specialise in the second year choosing between the Networking or Software Development Pathway. Some of the units studied (depending on pathway) include: Developing Computer Games Website Production and Development Client side customisation of Web Pages Animation IT Technical Support IT Troubleshooting and Repair
Project Planning using IT Maths for IT Practitioners Data Analysis and Design Object Orientated Programming Computing Resources
Computer Lab with internet access in a computer suite with one computer for every learner. We are currently using Windows operating system with MS Office on all computers. In addition some laboratories have Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro etc) installed.Learning Resources Students are provided with various learning and self-study materials that support the programme. All students have free and open access to the Learning Centre to utilise the library computer facilities.Study Skills As part of Stanmore College's excellent support network, Literacy and Numeracy support is available to any student enrolled on a course, depending on the students individual needs (determined during Induction by an assessment). Support is provided through the Skills for Life Study Plus Programme. Students can attend either one-to-one or group sessions in a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment.
Entry requirements:4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths. Alternatively, a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject at Merit grade or above, plus GCSE English and maths at grade C or above. How long is the course? 2 Years, full-time.