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Equivalent to 3 A Levels at A* - E depending on size
Standard Entry Requirements
Assessment of Diploma
Diploma equivalent to 3 GCE A Levels and is made up of 100% coursework assignments. Overall grade for the course Pass (C), Merit (B) or Distinction/Distinction* (A/A*).
Units on this course include Computer Networks, Web Design, Programming, Project Management and Databases. Over the course you will gain employability and communication skills that will help you get ahead in this fast-paced industry. You will develop your programming skills, use software such as Dreamweaver and Adobe, and practise re-building computers and installing operating systems. Gateway is known for an outstanding end of year exhibition which is open to the public, your work may feature in this.
The ICT course involves some trips, visits and speakers from the industry. We try to make the course as real as possible, in terms of what you might get asked to do if you ever work in the ICT industry. Over the years some of the places we have visited include: Alton Towers- looking at how they use technology in rides; Cadbury World- how ICT is used in the manufacturing process; Jaguar Cars-how they manage their automated systems using IT. During the year we also invite people from universities to talk to you about degree courses, entry requirements and what you can do with an ICT type degree. We organise visits to other universities to find out about courses that they do, we also ask former students to come in and talk about their experiences at university.