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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Who is the course for

This course has been designed for young people who are planning a career in IT or those already employed in the industry seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

  • Communications and employability
  • Computer systems
  • Communication technologies
  • Organisational systems security
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Procedural programming
  • Principles of software design & development
  • Website production and management
  • E-commerce
  • Database design
  • Information systems
  • Computer networks
  • Project planning.

Study Methods

This course is classroom taught and you will have opportunities to develop your creative skills through instructor led workshops.

How is the course assessed

This course is assessed through a combination of assignments and projects designed to give you hands-on experience of basic game development. It is 100% coursework based.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in IT. After completing the Extended Diploma progress onto a higher education


Where next - Job Opportunities

This course is nationally recognised within industry and commerce. Successful candidates can expect to find employment opportunities in software development, business & industrial applications of computers and user support.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00