Information Technology – IT

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 3 Diploma

  • 2 years full-time

Have you thought about working in software development or programming? Many computer jobs will experience fast growth, pay salaries well above the national average and offer lots of promotion opportunities.

Jobs such as mobile application developers, software engineers, video game designers and IT Security Specialists are sought after and in high demand.

You will study a range of subjects from technical and programming units including looking at software development practices, IT infrastructure management and how Information Technology is used in a business environment.

Year 1 modules (Level 3 Extended Certificate) may include:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Website development

Year 2 modules (Level 3 Diploma) may include:

  • Cyber security and incident management
  • IT project management
  • Programming
  • Computer games

You will also study the Skills Challenge Certificate and develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted.

After completion of the full Level 3 Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses or go into employment within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

You will study a range of subjects from technical and programming units including looking at software development practices, IT infrastructure management and how Information Technology is used in a business environment.

Year 1 modules (Level 3 Extended Certificate) may include:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Website development

Year 2 modules (Level 3 Diploma) may include:

  • Cyber security and incident management
  • IT project management
  • Programming
  • Computer games

You will also study the Skills Challenge Certificate and develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted.

After completion of the full Level 3 Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses or go into employment within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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