Professional Computing & Information Processing
Certificate | Diploma | Advanced Diploma
Part 1 provides an introduction to the subject, and is structured for those with no previous knowledge or experience of computing. Successful candidates will have attained a standard of computer literacy and numeracy which will enable them to either proceed to more advanced studies or take up careers as data entry clerks, trainee operators or junior trainee programmers.
Part 2 is structured for those with sound data entry and applications experience, providing they also have numeracy and accounting skills. Successful candidates will have a firm basis for seeking positions as computer operators or trainee programmers. Candidates who do not wish to make computing a career will have attained a high level of computer literacy and awareness which will enhance their job prospects in other areas.
The final examinations, in Part 3 take the student to an HND level and provide an opportunity for entry onto computing degree or Post Graduate programmes. Successful candidates should expect to be able to enter a professional computing environment with an academic and vocational background of sufficient strength to enable them to quickly move up the career ladder from programmer to analyst to manager. Alternatively the qualification can be offered as an entry qualification for Post-Graduate studies.