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Education in Great Britain. Bournemouth Business School International - Computing & Information Technology - 24-week Higher Certificate Course

4300GBP

The Computing and Information Technology programmes are best suited to participants with a minimum Intermediate level of English on entry (IELTS 4.5), who are seeking a professional skills programme specialising in English, computing and IT. The courses are aimed at young professionals and students who are seeking a career or further study in computing and IT-related fields and require proficiency in English. These courses lead to BBSI, ECDL and NCFE awards.
A 24-week (2-term) higher certificate course (CIT 24) comprises 26 lessons weekly. Depending upon their language entry level and previous knowledge, students can follow one of 2 options:
Option 1 comprises Term 1 and 2 of the diploma course, ie English communication skill, computing and IT and the full ECDL syllabus. The language entry level is IELTS 4.5.
Option 2 comprises Terms 2 and 3 of the diploma course, ie English communication skills, computing and further IT development. The language entry level is IELTS 5.0.

Option 1 includes BBSI, ECDL and NCFE awards. Option 2 leads to additional NCFE certification.
Course Content
Term 1: Weeks 1-12
20 lessons English language communication skills
6 lessons IT Skills
4 lessons IELTS Preparation/Academic Study
Skills (UIT only)
Term 2: Weeks 13-24
16 lessons English language communication skills
10 lessons IT Skills
4 lessons IELTS Preparation/Academic Study
Skills (UIT only)
Term 3: Weeks 25-36
16 lessons English language communication skills
10 lessons IT Skills
4 lessons IELTS Preparation/Academic Study
Skills (UIT only)
Course Elements

Term 1. Comprising 6 lessons weekly, the specialised elements of Term 1 cover the fundamentals of computing, computers and IT, and includes the following, utilising the WindowsTM operating system:
word processing (Microsoft WordTM)
spreadsheets (Microsoft ExcelTM)
presentations (Microsoft PowerPointTM)
data base (Microsoft AccessTM)

Terms 2 - 3. Comprising 10 lessons weekly, the specialised elements of Terms 2 and 3 cover in-depth, advanced aspects of IT and computing in progressive stages, including the following:
Microsoft AccessTM
database design
forms & reports
queries & SQL
commands & macros
business modelling
computer configuration
types of computers
operating systems
binary system
programming & languages
computer networks
computer viruses
Internet viruses
electronic communications
publishing in HTML
Web-design theory
Website-building (Microsoft FrontpageTM)
introduction to PhotoshopTM
Course Objectives
-to develop confidence and fluency in the language beyond Intermediate level
-to build appropriate vocabulary for computing and IT
-to develop practical skills in a range of software packages
-to develop a sound understanding of current future developments in computing and IT
-to prepare students for university degree courses in computing and IT-related fields
-to prepare students for the IELTS examination
-to prepare students for the optional ECDL qualification
Learning Outcomes
Students with good attendance and who complete all assignments can expect to achieve a minimum language level of IELTS 5.5/6.0. They will also be able to function effectively in English in a professional IT environment, and will have acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of international issues in the fields of computing & IT.

Examinations

  • NCFE (continual assessment throughout) ECDL

  • Optional Examinations

  • IELTS







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