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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT - Software Development Pathway

Course Code: C3738
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 23 Jun 18
Time: 00:00-00:00

This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels. This course will provide you with practical software development skills based on current industry needs.
With a combination of technical, practical and professional content the course has been designed to develop your practical knowledge and understanding in software development with the focus on providing you with industry standard skills in programming. As a result, you will have the opportunity to obtain industrial certifications (Microsoft MTA).

This course will cover units in the following areas:
• Programming in C#
• Games Development using Unity 3D
• Web development
• Introduction to mobile app development
Additionally, you will gain skills in:
• Database design and development
• Information systems / e-commerce / emerging technology
• Computer systems
• Networking
• Social Media in Industry
• Communication & Employability Techniques
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion of this course allows you to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma course which will be equivalent to three A Levels. Following the completion of the extended diploma you may progress to HND courses, Foundation Degree in Networking and IT Infrastructure, University degree courses or employment within the IT industry.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria
Preference may be given to those with Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy at grade C or equivalent.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Contact Information

Tele: 02890265394/5033
Email: [email protected]