About the course
This one year course will give you a broad understanding of computing as well as giving you the chance to study some areas of computing in more depth. There are practical aspects to the course which are linked to the world of work. You will also gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you will need to take your studies further. We offer this course at our South Bristol Skills Academy centre.
The course aims to cover a broad range of IT specialisms, designed to engage you with practical activity and develop technical skills that can be used in industry and at higher course levels.
Benefits for Students
As a student of City of Bristol College, you will have free access for to:
The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Animate and many many more. You will also have access to Adobe Online and use of Adobes online platforms and cloud storage space for all your work and resources. This would normally cost you £15 per month but is absolutely free as part of your course
Microsoft Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as access to Office 365, which gives you online access to the web-based applications and 1TB of personal cloud storage space.
- Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.
- If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement.
- If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C in old grading system) or above which must at least include English and/or Maths or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills), a Level 2 Diploma at a grade of a Merit (which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 or A*-C) or a NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Diploma