Level 3 BTEC Diploma in IT - Software Development (Year 1)

Course Code: 260ADPS3

Units may include:
•    communication and employability
•    computer systems
•    software design and development
•    e-commerce
•    procedural programming
•    database design
•    client side customisation of webpage
•    human-computer interaction
•    website production.

During the course, you will complete a one-week work placement within the industry. You will also have the opportunity to work on many live projects including developing applications for mobiles, websites and databases. Students are also encouraged and supported to take part in local and national competitions, including WorldSkills.

Details

  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 04/09/2020

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee £5195
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £226

Details

  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 04/09/2020

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee £5195
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £226


This course is designed to be the first year of the extended diploma. This exciting and contemporary course focuses on all aspects of software development and design. It builds from the fundamental elements of how people interact with current technology, the potential of different programming languages and effective software design practices, through to database management, client/server-side scripting and multimedia development.
The course is full time for one year. The exact days and hours depend on the timetable but you can expect to attend for a minimum of 16 hours a week.
The philosophy behind vocational programmes is to encourage student-centred learning. You are encouraged to carry out your own research within a supportive and constructive teaching framework. Initiative, flexibility and a consistent approach to producing work in-class and during private study time is emphasised. The course is assessed by a range of methods, including project work, role-play, oral presentations, case studies, in-class assignments, practical hands-on activities and coursework. All units for the diploma must be completed to either merit or distinction standard in order to proceed to the second Year Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development). To be successful it will be necessary for you to undertake a significant amount of private study to meet the demands of the programme.

All assessments are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are used to grade your work. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction but to achieve a pass you must achieve all of the pass criteria, to achieve a merit you must achieve all of the pass and merit criteria and to achieve a distinction you must achieve all of the pass, merit and distinction criteria.
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in IT (Software Development), which is equivalent to two A Levels.
Four GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A* to C) including English and either maths or a science or ICT based subject. An intermediate GNVQ qualification at merit/distinction plus a Level 2 Certificate in Numeracy and Literacy or a BTEC First Diploma (distinction/merit) in appropriate subjects; plus Level 2 key skills in number and communication and a good report from lecturers. Consideration may be given to mature students or those not having the qualifications above to be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the College if it is felt that you are likely to be successful.
Most students will progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development).
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance

Apprenticeships

One of the great aspects of an apprenticeship is that no matter how old you are there are no fees for you to pay, all the fees are either covered by the Government or your Employer. Feel free to call a member of the Apprenticeship team on 023932 383131 Option 1.


General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships and HNC/HND’s)

Considerations

  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


HNCs/HNDs

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Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

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  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence

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Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.

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You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

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At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

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We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

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If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

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Details

  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 04/09/2020

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee £5195
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £226


Qualification gained

  • 90-credit Diploma in IT (QCF)