This course is for people interested in computers and the idea of computational thinking and its use by both humans and machines. Thinking computationally involves questions that have the potential to change how we view the world and is an important skill within the computing Science industry. The course is not just about learning to use tools or training in a programming language.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including GCSE grade 6 in Maths.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
The course covers the following areas:
- Problem solving
- Data representation
- Computer components
- The stored program concept
- Operating systems
How you will learn
You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including lectures, web 2.0 tools, group work, quizzes and collaboration via the latest technologies. You will complete projects set with an employer focus and gain valuable experience through realistic working environments.
Where could this course take you?
Studying computing can help you move in to a career in computing as well as jobs in a range of other industries including medicine, law, business and politics.
You can also use the qualification to help you on to a higher education course at Sunderland College or university.