With technology being a fundamental part of the twenty first century we feel it is important to provide our students with basic computer knowledge. This knowledge will equip our students with the ability to use current computer programmes with ease.
Lessons are practical-based. Presentations show students what they must achieve by the end of each lesson. Students are then given a set of instructions to follow independently.
For GCSE students we follow the AQA syllabus. For students in higher education we follow the OCR curriculum.
We also offer BCS qualifications:
The Certificate of IT comprises of three modules. These are:
1. Information Systems There are three main parts to this module including, Data Management (the acquisition, presentation and storage of information, security, multimedia and hypermedia) System Analysis and Design (including Rapid application development and prototyping techniques) and finally Organisations (how information flows within an organisation).
2. Software Development This module encompasses; Fundamental Concepts of the Programming Process (algorithms), Phase-Specific Issues of Software Development (modular programming, defensive programming, testing and de-bugging strategies), Introduction to Programming Concepts, Files: Sequential, Index-Sequential and Random Access, Introduction to Concept of User-Interface Design, Role and Need for System Software and finally Case Studies in Problem Solving/Algorithm Analysis.
3. Computer and Network Technology The subsections within this module are as follows; Fundamentals (number representation), Processor Architecture, Introduction to Operating Systems and System Software (the human interface) and Networks (LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi and wireless technologies).
The Diploma of IT can be studied only if candidates are familiar with the content of the Certificates syllabi. The material covered in the Diploma of IT course is as follows:
1. Professional Issues in Information Systems Practice
2. Computer Networks
3. Database Systems
4. Principles of Information Technologies
5. IT Project Management
6. IT Service Management
7. Object Orientated Programming
8. Software Engineering
9. Principles of User Interface Design
10. System Analysis and Design
The Professional Graduate Diploma in IT can be studied only if candidates are familiar with the content of the Certificates and Diploma syllabi. The material covered in this course is as follows:
1. Advanced Database Management
2. Computer Services Management
3. Distributed and Parallel Systems
4. Knowledge Based Systems
Additionally, we offer HND (Higher National Diplomas) in IT.
The minimum number of credits to be obtained at level 4 is 65. The mandatory core units (worth 15 credits each) candidates must study are Business Skills for e-Commerce, Computer Systems and Employability and Professional Development. Specialist units (15 credits each) are chosen from Management of Projects to Routing Concepts.
The minimum number of credits to be obtained at level 5 is 125. The mandatory core units (worth 15 credits each) candidates must study are Business Skills for e-Commerce, Computer Systems, Employability and Professional Development and finally, worth 20 credits, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. Specialist units (15 credits each) are chosen and these can include, 3D Computer Modelling and Animation, Network Security and Digital Forensics to name a few.
State of the art computer suites.