No. There is a lot of practical work, but most modules are examined with 60% practical work and 40% written examination.
The timetable will be available at the end of August/beginning of September. You can expect to be timetabled for approximately 26 hours per week, with one untimetabled day for work experience.
A mature student will have to have experience in the area of Software Development to apply for this course. The reason for this, is that the programming modules for this course require a student to have studied/know programming to a level 5 standard.