Start Date: Level: Course location: Course Type:
September TBC Bede Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

The North East has a growing digital sector and this course is designed to give students the skills to progress into further study and then later into industry. As part of the programme students will develop a range of skills and create a portfolio showing a wide selection of skills including software development, mobile app development and website development plus more. In addition to this students will also receive membership to the BCS (British Computing Society) and Digital Union. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to progress onto the T Levels and study Digital Production, Design and Development.

This course will take place at Bede Campus and students will have access to the state of the art Digital Innovation Centre.

This course is designed to support students to be able to progress onto T Levels and experience industry by working closely with industry partners on projects and create a portfolio which can be recognised by local employers to then further progress onto further study. This is a unique course which gives students a range of skills needed for the current and future digital climate.

Students who study this course will have achieved 4 GCSE's at School and will have need to resit Maths and / or English as part of this programme. This will be discussed at your admissions appointment.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There are no additional costs attached to this course.

During this course students will be taught in a range of methods which will include theory lessons and practical lessons to be able to develop the skills which the digital industry requires.

In addition to this students will assessed in a range of methods which will include Exams, Written assessments, practical assessments, Presentations, demonstrations plus more.

By the end of this course students will have a portfolio created which can demonstrate their skills to industry professionals.

Students on this programme may need to study Maths and / or English as part of this programme if this has not been achieved at GCSE (Grade 4 - 9) or Functional Skills Level 2.

During this programme students will be expected to do workplace projects which will be included as part of the course.

During this course students will benefit from industry taking part in live assignment brief projects, guest speaker slots, guest lecturers and visits into industry.

During this course students will be expected to spend time completing assignments and projects during the course and also spend time studying essential skills (where needed) including Maths and / or English.

As part of the BCS accredited module learners will receive Student membership to the BCS as part of this programme giving links back to industry and professional bodies. In addition to this learners will also receive membership to Digital Union which will give links to working with local employers.

Students will be on campus for a selection of days and will have lessons which will range in times from 9am - 5pm. Within this learners will have a range of lessons which will include Digital Lessons, English and Maths (where applicable) plus development of skills and behaviours for the Digital industries.

*Timetables have not yet been confirmed however students will receive this on enrolment

Students will study the following modules:

- The Online World
- Technology Systems
- A Digital Portfolio
- Mobile App Development
- Software Development
- Website Development
- BCS Programming Fundamentals

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What’s next?

On completion of this programme students will have the opportunity to progress onto the T Level programme.

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