Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade C (grade 4/5) or above.

Who is the course for

This course has been designed for young people who are planning a career in IT as a programmer or mobile application developer.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Principles of computer science
  • Systems methodology
  • Systems analysis
  • Software design and development project
  • HCI
  • The impact of computing
  • IT systems security & encryption
  • Business applications of social media
  • Project management
  • Mobile apps development
  • Games development
  • Object oriented programming.

The course covers a wide range of practical skills, that are needed for application development, with a focus on programming and software design.

Study Methods

This course is classroom taught, with a range of lectures, group work, presentations and workshops and a focus on projects in the second year.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments including exams, written assignments, group work, product creation and presentations.

Where next - Further Studies

Higher National Diploma in Computing related subjects, BSc degree programmes in computer science or software engineering or apprenticeships.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Careers include: Programmer, mobile applications developer

More Information

Last updated: 12 January 2018

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.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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