The National Foundation Diploma in Computing is equivalent to one and a half A Levels and allows progression to the National Extended Diploma in Computing. It is a practical, one-year work-related course that focuses on the development of a range of specialist computing skills. The Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in computing. The course explores a number of different areas such as principles of computer science, fundamentals of computer systems, security, encryption, and social media. The one-year course will develop further understanding of the world of computing, equipping students with both the knowledge and practical skills needed to gain employment in the industry. The qualification also helps students to develop their employability skills, leading to career opportunities.
There are six units on the course, four of which are internally assessed and two which are externally assessed through examination. All units must be successfully achieved to gain the qualification. Computing students get involved in a range of varied activities as part of their course, from organising gameathons to creating and editing their own magazine. Once you successfully complete this course you may wish to top up to the full Extended Diploma. Following this, you can then study an HNC/HND in Digital Technology or apply for university. This is a useful qualification that can lead to employment in a wide range of sectors.
Students will need either: five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including grade 4/C or above in English and Maths Or a related BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma at Merit or above, plus grade 4/C or above in GCSE English and Maths.
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
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More info: This course is free for students aged under 19 on the first day of their course. Adults may need to pay their fees. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.
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