Course Details


Level 5

ECTS Credits

7.5 ECTS

Duration of Study Programme

10 weeks

Awarding Body

Pearson (UK)


5th December 2018

Malta/EU Price


Course description

The .NET framework defines a range of reusable class libraries that define the interactions used for Windows operating systems based development of utilities, applications, web based resources, games as well as data integration.

Whilst specific to Microsoft products, the .NET framework defines interactions with servers, workstations and mobile devices. The .NET framework also describes interactions and data exchange with other programming and development systems and is designed to enable crossplatform interaction.

This unit allows learners to become familiar with the underpinning concepts of .NET framework programming, without needing to develop particular skills in one chosen language. Each of the languages has the capacity to develop event driven solutions and it is not important which language is chosen as long as the skills being developed and evidenced relate to the key .NET focus.

The focus of the unit is on developing solutions to meet identified user needs while emphasising the importance of testing and reviewing.

What you will study

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of programming using a .NET framework.
  • Design .NET solutions
  • Implement .NET solutions
  • Test and document .NET solutions

How you will learn

ICT is both an academic and a practical subject so you will be taught with a flexible classroom-based method, through different ways, such as lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our learning portal.

Our classrooms are equipped with PCs running Windows 7 and/or Linux and a whole range of industry-standard and educational software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and others.

Most of our students bring their own laptops, but this is not essential since you can use the school’s facilities. Our Learning Portal Moodle allows you to access electronic learning resources, as well as electronic discussions with lecturers and other students.

Method of Assessment

The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.

Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.

Summary of grades

In order to achieve a pass in a unit
  • All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
In order to achieve a merit in a unit
  • Pass requirements achieved
  • All merit grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics
In order to achieve a distinction in a unit
  • Pass and merit requirements achieved
  • All distinction grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics

Fees & funding

Current Fees

Malta/EU €490

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Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €343*

Net Amount: €147*

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