Creative Computing BTEC Diploma


What will I learn?

These units will change slightly from year-to-year, but this is an indication of the type of units covered.

1st Year

Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science (mandatory)
External assessment (programming)

Unit 5: Building Computer Systems (mandatory)
A practical introduction to the hardware and software of computer systems.

Unit 14: Computer Games Development
Looking into gaming and how the principles can be applied to your own game creation.

Unit 24: Software Development (mandatory)
Links in with principles of computer science and programming.

Unit 27: 3D Modelling
Using CGI software

2nd Year

Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computing Projects (mandatory)

Unit 6: IT Systems Security (mandatory)

Unit 10: Human Computer Interaction (mandatory)
Looking at graphical displays and interfaces.

Unit 11: Digital Graphics and Animation
Providing a range of bitmap and vector graphics for a range of products to suit company requirements. Using a range of tools to create a selection of animations using flash and after-effects.

Unit 15: Website Development
A unit teaching the principles of Web creation and site management.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 or above and a GCSE average points score of 3.2 or above.

How long will it take to qualify?

2 years

How will I be assessed?

The course is primarily coursework-based with two external assessments, one exam and one controlled assessment.

Additional Learning Opportunities

You may like to take part in many of the activities around the College, such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, First Aid, Sign Language and Pre-Driving.

Who is this course aimed at?

BTEC in Computing will be interesting if you:

  • want to get lots of hands-on experience in using, designing and developing computer systems, software, Games Development and Websites
  • have an interest in a Computing or IT related career
  • want to find out more about computers and their role in everyday life
  • wish to understand the main principles of solving problems for business users
  • want to understand the range of applications of computers and their uses
  • want to learn how to program in a modern programming language
  • want to understand the applications of computers in networks and the Internet
  • want to develop your skills in Web design and management
  • want to learn how to build and maintain PCs and networks, and how to install and configure software

What next?

This is for individuals aspiring to a career in computing.



  • BTEC Level 3


  • Computing

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider