Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in Computing. This course covers elements such as building computer systems, computer games development and software development as well as Global Information, AR, VR, Social Media, Computer Systems & Hardware, Programming, Cyber Security.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to get hands-on experience in using, designing and developing computer systems, software, Games Development and Websites
  • Would like to have an IT or computing related career
  • Would like to study an IT based course at higher education
  • Would like to find out more about computers and their role in everyday life
  • Would like to understand the main principles of solving problems for business users
  • Would like to learn how to program in a modern programming language
  • Would like to understand the applications of computers in networks and the Internet
  • Would like to develop skills in web design and management
  • Would like to learn how to build and maintain PCs, networks and how to install and configure softward

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by (90%) coursework and (10%) controlled exam. The Units are:

  • Principles of Computer Science
  • Building Computer Systems
  • Computer Games Development
  • Software Development
  • 3D Modelling
  • Planning and Management of Computing Projects
  • IT Systems Security
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Digital Graphics and Animation
  • Website Development

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Development 
  • Unity technical Skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Computer Systems 
  • Exam Techniques 
  • Revision 
  • Effort 
  • Systems 
  • Software Design Skills 
  • Software Development Lifecycle 
  • Programming 
  • Testing and Systems analysis 
  • Product Development 
  • Project Management 
  • Hardware and software 
  • Metacognition 
  • Vision 

Progression Routes

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by (80%) coursework and (20%) controlled exam.


I enjoy IT because it is interactive and is based on learning whilst doing.

Keenan Brien, Outwood Academy Brumby, Gainsborough Academy