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Computing Level 3 (Year 2 top-up)

The Pearson BTEC qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study computing and develop skills and knowledge required to undertake a career within the digital industry.

This programme collaborates with employers, representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies. It also ensures the learners are able to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of the digital industry. The course focuses on computing skills tailored to the industry to ensure knowledge and skills are transferable to specific job roles within the digital industry such as Project Manager / System Analyst / Software Developer / IT Technician / Network Engineer /Cyber Security.

The Level 3 programme provides an opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship or go to university after successful completion of the course.

The Level 3 BTEC Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification combining practical and theoretical study.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Duration

    1 Year Full Time

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Some of the topics are:

• Project Management
• Python Programming
• Networking
• Mobile App Development
• Agile & Waterfall methodologies

Mandatory Units

• Planning and Management of Computing Project
• Software Design & Development Project
• Impact of Computing


Assessment Method

External exam, assignment & practical lab

You should have studied Computing level 3 (National Foundation Diploma) and obtained a Merit.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


We are experiencing some technical issues with the apply system.  If you are having difficulties with this as an alternative you can download an Application Form (PDF) – this can be edited directly on your device, then saved and emailed to our central admissions Team centraladmissions@don.ac.uk


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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details