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Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology

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Course Description

Enjoy creating computer programs, websites and games? Do you like the challenge of solving computer problems and want to work on live computer networks? Then this is the perfect course for you. Our expert tutors and industry standard facilities will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue your aspirations. Computer science is vital to worldwide economies, and the digital age need computer scientists!

Computer scientists are needed in many large industries such as; Aerospace, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Computer Software, Medicine, Defence, Education and Energy. Everything from online shopping, film and digital music production, to mobile communications, satellite navigation and computer games rely on computer science skills and understanding.

WHY CHOOSE HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE?

We believe that at its core, computer science is about problem solving, an essential life skill in any career. You will study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts.

Within our BTEC Digital Technology course, there is a strong focus on software development. You will learn how to develop innovative programs and web applications ranging from mobile games to fully functioning websites. You will also receive first-hand experience in troubleshooting computer problems and using network hardware and network simulation software to design, build, and fault-find on networks.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Qualifications

EDEXCEL Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics.

If you have not attained GCSE grades 4-9 in English and Maths, you will automatically be enrolled in classes to work towards these qualifications at an appropriate level to suit your needs.

Details

Together, with our technicians and lecturers, you will have opportunities to combine your creative ideas with our software and hardware to experiment and learn/develop first class technology solutions.


Our modules are consistently updated to keep up with industry standards. These include:


  • Set up and Configure Technology Systems
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Security Protection and Risk Management
  • IT Service Solutions
  • Digital Applications Development
  • Organisational Uses for Digital Media Systems



Work Experience

The Level 2 BTEC Digital Applications course will expose you to the probable day-to-day experiences of a Junior IT Technician in most companies. You are required to shadow our technician at The Hopwood Hall IT Repair shop. This will ensure that you get hands-on experience of solving hardware, software, and network related problem requested by staff, students and the public.

Progression

By completing the BTEC Level 2 Digital Applications course, you should have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of computers and computer Science. This will provide the next step to progress onto a Level 3 T-Level Digital Production, Design and Development programme which leads onto University, or, an apprenticeship as an IT technician, junior software engineer or junior web developer with a local company.

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