1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+


Digital & IT

Delivered in our East London Institute of Technology, and accredited by the University of East London, this course will provide you with the skills and expertise needed to pursue an exciting career in computing.

From software development to systems, modelling to web technologies you'll build your understanding of this rapidly changing field and latest industry developments, which learning in industry standard laboratories.

Computer science incorporates a number of specialist areas underpinning the digital technologies we use every day.

You’ll learn the main areas of the discipline, including software development and computer systems, modelling and web technologies. In addition to the technical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this field, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With work based projects embedded in the course, you’ll also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.

The modules covered are as follows:

• Information Systems Modelling and Design

• Software Development

• Computer Systems and Networks

• Web Technologies

• Maths for Computing

• Mental Wealth; IT Project Pitching

All of our modules have a 'real world focus', to keep your learning current and to build your understanding of the challenges and issues you may face in the workplace.

Each Module is studied at level 4 and is worth 20 credits of a 120 credit qualification. One credit is equal to 10 hours of directed study time (this includes everything you do from attending a lecture, seminar or private study).

View and download the full course specification

The 2023/24 Student Handbook will be available soon.

You'll be assessed using a range of methods and these will vary to align to the needs of the module.

Assessment methods for this course include:

  • Academic reports
  • Presentations and project work
  • Group work
  • Examinations and tests of competence in practical element

The timetable for this course is 3 full days per week, comprising of lectures, seminars and workshops. In addition to this you'll be expected to complete self-directed study away from the classroom. Each module has a total study time requirement of approximately 200 hours including self-directed and in-class study.

For successful entry onto this course you will be required to have obtained 96 UCAS points.

This can be achieved in the following ways:

  • A Levels, including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include one subject in Maths or equivalent.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths at Higher Level
  • Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C or equivalent in GCSE English and Maths

Mature students without the formal entry qualifications and those that have been out of education for a few years but have relevant vocational experience are encouraged to apply. A member of the academic team will discuss your experience and assess if Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be applied for admission to the programme or suggest the most appropriate route for your progression.

Applications should be made via UCAS.

You'll be taught by industry experienced staff, giving you not only an exceptional learning experience but access to industry insight to prepare you for your career ahead. Our tutors are passionate about student success, and will be on hand to support you and facilitate your success on this course.

On successful completion of this course you'll have the skills and understanding needed to enter the workplace in the computing industry, or to progress your career prospects further by continuing your studies on a related Higher Education course.

East London Institute of Technology

The Institute of Technology is a brand new purpose-built building for advanced technologies that has been designed to boost skills and deliver advanced and higher-level specialist training in emerging occupations so you're ready for the jobs of the future.

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Apply for this course on UCAS

The UCAS code for this course is I108. You will need to reference this code on the UCAS website when you submit your application.

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Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.