Level 2 Extended Certificate in Computing

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 software, rather than just users of software.

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

»A Digital Portfolio

»Install and Maintain Computer Hardware

»Multimedia Products Development

»Mobile Apps Development

»Software Development

»Technology Systems

»The Online World

»Website Development

In addition to this course, learners will be enrolled upon Maths and English Functional Skills. If you hold a GCSE grade D in Maths or English, you will be given the opportunity to retake the qualification alongside your course.

Course Format

This is a vocational course where students are assessed via a wide range of methods including individual and group work, presentations, written assignments, video evidence, mini projects, research, case studies, practical demonstrations and observations. The 2 core units, The Online World and Technology Systems will be externally assessed in the form of an exam.

Special Features

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout this course. Learners will be given access to a wide range of hardware and software to support their learning such as Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS6, Microsoft Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2012.

Entry Qualifications

The minimum entry requirement for this course is 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (including Maths and/or English) or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users and Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English.


Advanced Computing course


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.