Computer Science – Programming

Type of qualification – Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
(equivalent to 1 A level)

Course Description

While studying this course, you will gain current skills and techniques across various disciplines relevant to industry today. The computer science industry changes at an extremely fast pace. You will learn to adapt and mirror the skill sets required to make you more attractive to industry and university. You will gain a solid foundation in all aspects of programming, with a strong bias to practical study that reflects how industry works. You do not need to have prior knowledge of programming at the beginning of the course.

What next?

There are opportunities for employment within the programming sector in desktop, mobile and tablet programming, interface design, user experience design, web service development, project management and robotics development. You can also progress to various higher education courses in computer science.


Fundamentals of IT

Global Information

Application Design

Software Engineering

Product Development

Additional Activities

Trip to either Microsoft or Google


A combination of written examinations and coursework.

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Student Financial Contribution: ‘Bring your own Windows 10 device’. Recommended device; Windows Surface Pro

What Our Students Think

“The course has a hands-on approach which gives you a realistic idea of programming as a career.”

Mike, previously Wyvern College