IT (Cyber Security; Games Programming & Mobile Apps) Level 3 Extended Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

IT (Cyber Security; Games Programming & Mobile Apps) Level 3 Extended Diploma Study Mode: Full Time   |    Course Level: 3

Are you interested in games programming, website programming and cybersecurity? If so, this course is right for you!

We want you to be as passionate about all areas of computing as we are and we want you to learn, achieve and succeed in your chosen career. This course will give you the knowledge, experience and practical skills you will need to fulfill your computing ambitions.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in information technology. Learners,study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations.

This qualification also includes units covering areas such as data modelling and analytics, mobile internet.technologies, creative technologies and enterprise for IT.

Course is delivered at the Wellington Road campus.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, English and one technical subject such as science, IT, graphics, design & technology, etc OR
  • Level 2 ICT-related qualification at Distinction or Merit level

During this course you will study: (modules)

Year 1

  • 1 Information Technology Systems
  • 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • 3 Using Social Media in Business
  • 4 Programming
  • 5 Data Modelling
  • 7 Mobile Apps Development
  • 8 Computer Games Development

Year 2

  • 6 Website Development
  • 9 IT Project Management
  • 11 Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • 12 IT Technical Support and Management
  • 14 IT Service Delivery
  • 21 Business Process Modelling Tools

The course provides transferable knowledge and skills that prepares you for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities and value include:

• The ability to learn independently

• The ability to research actively and methodically

• Being able to give presentations and being active group members.


The course provides a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

• Reading technical texts

• Effective writing

• Analytical skills

• Creative development

• Preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to progress on to a HNC/D or Undergraduate Degree programme such as Computer Science, Games Development, Computing and Web Page Design etc or a level 4 Apprenticeship.

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