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Computer Science (Novice) - Level 1

Overview

This course will include a mix of digital and creative design, PC maintenance and business techniques which will prepare you for further progression to level 2 .

You will develop sought-after digital skills required for the rapidly evolving and dynamic digital industries and a wide range of technical skills in software development and IT support related to various industries in the digital sector. 

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Entry requirements

3 GCSEs with at least 2 points (grade E) including English and maths, or equivalent.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

19+ year old applicants:

You will need to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admission@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

You will be given access to all the software and hardware that you will need to complete this course, however we do suggest that you purchase a box file and several plastic document wallets to help you store and present your work. A data stick, although not essential, is also recommended.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)4934A1454FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

1 year.

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How will I be assessed?

  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Practical-based coursework

What does the course lead to?

This course will prepare you to progress to a more advanced course. With further training or study you could progress to a career as a games developer, software engineer, graphic designer or IT support technician.

What will I study?

Core units underpin your knowledge and support employability and give an insight into jobs available in the industry. You will also study subjects which will enable you to develop skills in a variety of areas in the sector which include web design, animation and IT support.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Direct online or contact enquiries@wnc.ac.uk

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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