Level 2 Extended Certificate in Computing

Your Unique Experience

Learn how to use industry standard software such as Office, Adobe Creative Cloud etc.

Access to our new Game Development suite of gaming computers with Game Development software and 3D Modelling and animation tools such as Unity, Unreal, Blender and Maya.

Expert teaching staff with a wide range of industrial experience.

Access extensive resources through our VLE.

Regular on-to-one reviews to support your time at Tameside College.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs and targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

Course Content

This qualification is designed to provide learners with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of IT/computing principles and the skills to use creative technology. This qualification will inspire and enthuse learners to become producers of content and software, rather than just users of software.

During this one year course learners will study a range of units which include*:-

A Digital Portfolio

The Online World

Website Development

Alongside the main programme there will be a selection of extension modules in topics deigned to prepare you for careers or further study. These include:

Audi/Video production

Game Design

3D Modelling and Animation

Introduction to Visual Programming

More than just a Course

Computing is the future. With qualifications in digital skills you have access to a wide range of courses and career opportunities. It is expected that, in the future, the country is facing a massive skills shortage in digital fields so this is an ideal time to get involved in computing.

During your course you will have the opportunity to go on trips to computing related events such as Play Expo or Bletchley Park. We are now also working with groups of employers in Greater Manchester to embed work skills and work experience opportunities.

Course Format

Full Time


The qualifications provide knowledge and practical skills related to Level 2. On completion of this qualification candidates may progress onto a number of pathways such as the Level 3 Advanced Computing Diploma, A-Levels or apprenticeships.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.