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Two Years


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


This course is assessed by coursework and a controlled exam.

About this course

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.

A John Leggott College Applied Computing IT student sat at a computer in lesson.


Steve Robson

Who is this 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 software

What will you learn?

Core Units:

  • Fundamentals of IT

  • Global information

  • AR and VR Technologies

  • Social media and digital marketing

  • Computer systems

  • Cyber security

  • Project management

  • Product development

  • Big Data

  • Smarter Planet

  • The Internet of Everything

What skills will you develop?

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Development 

  • Unity technical Skills 

  • Communication skills 

  • Computer Systems 

  • Exam Techniques & Revision

  • Systems 

  • Software Design Skills 

  • Software Development Lifecycle 

  • Programming 

  • Testing and Systems analysis 

  • Product Development 

  • Project Management 

  • Hardware and software 

  • Metacognition 

  • Vision & Effort

Professional development

  • Computer Science

  • Mechanical

  • Engineering

  • Cyber Security

  • Physics

  • Mathematics

  • CAD Designer

  • Systems Analyst

  • Software Developer

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