Computing & IT

Digital and Computing Technologies Foundation Diploma - C097

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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This course has been designed to help you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in general Digital Industry subjects. This is a broad based qualification that provides you with the opportunity to progress towards further academic study or employment.

Course Details

This programme consists of a range of units studied over one year. The units you will study will be from the following:


  • Information Technology Systems
  • Create and Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming

Plus 2 optional units which you tutor will confirm, for example:

  • Data Modelling
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Computer Games Development
Entry Guidelines

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English Language and maths or a relevant level 2 qualification at merit or above and English Language and maths at Grade 4/C or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

You will apply your learning and demonstrate your knowledge through the completion of practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed tasks and written exams.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (Grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of the course will provide the opportunity for students to progress to the Extended Diploma in IT.

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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF C097L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £2850.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays
Wednesday 10:30 — 17:00 12 Quays
Friday 12:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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