What I'll learn
You work on a series of individual and group projects such as: Research into what jobs are out there for you to work towards including what employers want; a personal logo and graphics of yourself as a computer game hero; a website to contain your portfolio of work; a mobile app of your work and a game.
- Unit 01: Communicating in the IT industry.
- Unit 02: Working in the IT industry.
The work for these units will form an important part of the opening project which you will conduct as part of a group exercise. You will be contacting employers and creating your own personal development plan to guide you through the rest of your studies.
Optional Specialist Units:
- Website Development
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Systems
- Developing Programming Solutions
Please note that the specific units may be subject to change but we want to give you the most exciting year of learning we can provide.
How I'll learn
You will study a number of modules and in addition you will develop your functional skills in English and maths.
You learn by a mixture of practical activities and individual research and individual and group work. The course team is always looking at introducing you to experts in the taught fields and you will need to attend a work experience placement in the second half of the year.
Individual learning targets are set each 6 weeks and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.
How I'll be assessed
All units are assessed via a portfolio of coursework. Functional skills require you to sit an exam. Students on the course are required to improve on their maths or English at GCSE level so you will be asked to re-sit at least one of those subjects during the college year.