Computer Science BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3

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Develop your networking and software knowledge and skills with this course. You will learn about IT systems security and encryption. You’ll also work on your own software design and development project. Additionally, you’ll learn about business applications of social media, mobile applications development, and human computer interaction.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Complete a software design and development project.
  • Learn the basics of mobile applications development.
  • Understand IT systems security and encryption.
  • Acquire an understanding of human computer interaction.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English or maths.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a higher apprenticeship, degree level study, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    You will study in state-of-the-art digital facilities where you’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to thrive in this growing industry.

    Labour Market

    There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds, this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019)

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