Computer Science BTEC Foundation Diploma Level 3

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Carve a career in computing with our exciting course. You’ll learn how to design and develop software. You will learn how to use programming languages such as C#, C++, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. You’ll gain an understanding of computer systems, computer science principles, and human computer interaction. You’ll also study IT security and encryption.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Design and develop software.
  • Gain an understanding of IT systems security and encryption.
  • Acquire knowledge of human computer interaction.
  • Understand the fundamentals of computer systems.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths.

Career Progression

Progression may include a higher apprenticeship, a top-up course to increase your UCAS points for our degree level courses, or relevant employment.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£3,345   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


You will study in state-of-the-art digital facilities where you’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to thrive in this growing industry.

Labour Market

There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds, this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019)

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