5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including English and Maths or a relevant Level 2 Diploma qualification at Distinction grade. We will need to see a progress report which states 90% and above attendance and a recommendation from your tutor, school or college.
Students who have 5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including English and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma with Distinction grade along with GCSE or relevant Level 2 functional skills should apply and will be interviewed.
Who is the course for
This course is designed for ICT students who are serious about a future within the Computing and IT industry and who want to acquire the professional skills needed to succeed in the world of Technology.
If you like working with computers, enjoy solving problems using logical, analytical thinking and enjoy hands-on practical work then this course is for you. You will learn how to create websites, animations, games, spreadsheets and databases. You will also develop practical skills in computer hardware and networking.
Students will undertake 6 units for the Foundation Diploma, 4 of these units are mandatory and 2 are optional units. All six units will need to be completed to achieve your qualification. You will have to undertake external exams for 2 of the units.
The 4 mandatory units you will study are as follows: - Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems – this is an external written exam that will take place in January and if need be retake is in June. Unit 2 – Creating Systems to Manage Information (Database) – this is again external exam with controlled practical assessment in College Unit 3 – Using Social Media in Business – this is an internally assessed assignment based unit Unit 4 – Programming - this is an internally assessed assignment based unit
Optional Units Unit 5 – Data Modelling – this is an internally assessed assignment based unit Unit 6 – Website Development – this is an internally assessed assignment based unit – you will gain hands on experience using Adobe Dreamweaver CS10. You will create a website based on a storyboard for a chosen theme within the ICT Department.
Where next - Job Opportunities
After two years of study our students move on to study further at their chosen University to further their career. Some of the degree programmes they have joined are – Business Information Systems, Computer Science (Software Engineering, Network Computing), Computing & Systems Development, Computer Games Development or Programming, Cyber Security & Computer Forensics etc.
Some stay on at College to study HNC and HND Computer Science.
Visit Harrow College’s website (www.harrow.ac.uk) for more info for our ICT courses or speak to our amazing ICT staff during open events/enrolment
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.