P-TECH L3 Mobile Apps, VR & Robotics Development

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Step into the world of computer science and emerging technologies with this stimulating P-TECH course, in partnership with IBM. Learn knowledge and skills for a range of technological systems and emerging technologies, whilst gaining practical advice on how to thrive in this exciting industry.

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Course Information

Delve into emerging technologies with robotics, virtual reality, drone technology, 3D printing, coding for games (AI) and smart technologies. You will also develop the key professional skills needed to help you thrive in industry, including problem solving, team working, critical thinking and communication skills.


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.

Units / Modules

  • Principles of Computer Science 
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • IT Systems & Encryption
  • Mobile App Development
  • 360/Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Drone Technology
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things/Smart Technologies
  • Professional Skills and PSHCE
  • IBM SkillsBuild eBadges
  • Networking
  • Social Media
  • 3D Printing
  • Coding for Games

Benefits / Skills

  • Complete an industry placement
  • Gain insight from employers
  • Embrace and engage with the partnership with IBM

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths.

Career Progression

Year 2 of the P-TECH Level 3 qualification.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,583   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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.

Extra Curriculum

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).

Labour Market

Roles after our digital and IT courses can include web designer, software developer, network engineer, computer systems analyst and cybersecurity analyst.

Student Testimonial

“The Computer Science team are knowledgeable and very supportive.” - Barnaby Mortlock Computer Science
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