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Education in Great Britain. East London School of English - BCS



Education in Great Britain. East London School of English - BCS

East London College

Certificate in IT
This is the foundation level of BCS Professional Examinations.
This level is the academic equivalent to Year 1 of a UK university honours degree and is recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Level 4.

The Certificate in IT focuses on the following core modules:

  • Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Computer & Network Technology

    The course culminates in a 2 hour written exams focusing on all three core modules.

    Completion of the Certificate in IT level means you are eligible to apply for BCS Associate Membership (AMBCS).


    Diploma in IT
    This is the Diploma level of BCS Professional Examinations.

    This level is the academic equivalent to Year 2 of a UK university honours degree and is recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Level 5.

    By beginning the Diploma in IT level course BCS assumes knowledge of the Certificate in IT level modules (or exemption) and focuses on the following:
  • Professional Issues in Information Systems Practice (Core Module)
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • IT Project Management
  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Principles of Internet Technologies (April only)
  • IT Service Management (April only)
  • Software Engineering 1 (April only)
  • Systems Design (April only)
  • Principles of User Interface Design (April only)
  • The Internet and World Wide Web (April only - Last ever exam April 2008)
  • Computer Architecture (April only - Last ever exam April 2008)

    The course culminates in a 2 hour written exam focusing on the one core module and 2 hour written exams allowing you to focus on three optional modules of your choice.
    Completion of the Diploma Examinations level means you are eligible to apply for BCS Membership if you have 3 years' experience as an IT professional.

    Professional Project
    In order to finish the Diploma in IT level candidates must complete a project.

    Successful completion of the project and examination enables you to apply for selected degree courses with universities and means you are eligible to apply for BCS Membership (MBCS) if you have 2 years' experience as an IT professional.

    Progression
    Students with the Diploma in IT level gain direct entry to the BSc (Hons) in Computing final year top up awarded by the University of Greenwich.






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