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Full time
2 years
September only

You will gain experience using industry standard development environments, techniques and source code management platforms which will equip you to face real world programming challenges. Investigating different software design methodologies, modelling approaches and project management tools will allow you to build the skills needed for your own software development projects.

You will learn about the value of digital technology and gain an understanding of customer and commercial needs. Discussions about the ethical and moral issues raised by the increasing reliance on technology and automation and the importance of legal requirements will form part of your studies.

All that you learn will then be put to practical use on your industry placement, where you will be supported throughout by your tutors and mentors to apply what you have learnt to your job role.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore emerging technology trends and innovations such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain and 3D printing.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the following core

‘digital elements’:

·         Problem solving and computational

·         thinking

·         Programming

·         Emerging issues and impact of digital

·         Legislation and regulatory requirements

·         Business context

·         Data

·         Digital environments

·         Security

Your studies will focus on being able to support different professional

roles through:

·         Software development lifecycles

·         Using Agile and RAD methodologies

·         Investigating emerging technologies

·         Understanding ethical principles and risk management

·         Using appropriate programming languages to implement front-end and back-end solutions

·         Using source code management systems

·         Creating automation of unit tests

·         Creating user interfaces that apply user experience (UX) design principles

·         Connecting code to data sources

·         Exams

·         Employer Set Projects

·         Controlled Assessments

·         Practical Skills Tests

Career opportunities may include:

·         Software Engineer

·         App Developer

·         Games Programmer

·         Database Analyst

·         Web Developer

·         Cloud Developer

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For T Level Digital Production, Design & Development: 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (including Maths & English Language). Must have a grade 5 in Maths. Must have evidence of successful Work Experience / Volunteering / Work Shadowing.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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Careers in Computing & Digital