The course is studied over a period of 17 weeks and comprises a single unit accreditation for Unit 1: Programming from the Pearson BTEC HNC Computing qualification.
This unit introduces students to the core concepts of programming with an introduction to algorithms and the characteristics of programming using Java.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed supported by extensive use of the college VLE.
Students are expected to attend for three hours per week, with a similar quantity of time required for external study. There are normally only two assignments issued per unit.
Exams are not currently used within the course.