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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (full-time)

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology

07/09/2020

2 years

University Level

7570.00

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Course Overview


Delivered at our Chippenham campus, the Foundation Degree in Computing provides a mix of professional management units, specialist computing units, personal professional research and a work based project. You will benefit from our dedicated IT facilities including modern PC and MAC suites and IT laboratory. We are continually investing in brand new facilities including humanoid NAO robots, Quadcopter Drones and Virtual Reality equipment. We work closely with local employers, set up live projects and professional briefs, including guest speakers from organisations such as Microsoft and Bohemia Interactive. You may have the opportunity to attend trips to Eurogamer Expo, London Science Museum, the Gadget Show and more.


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What will I learn?


You will study a wide range of modern computing topics including programming, web development, databases, object-oriented programming, web technologies, cyber security, and other specialised subjects. In addition, learners will have the option of studying a networking module at level 5, as well as studying a maths module at level 4.You will also undertake management units, and a substantial individual project, where they investigate a problem and design, develop and test a suitable solution.
The programme contains a work based learning component where you will spend time in a workplace or undergo workplace simulations and you will study a selection of relevant modules.

Entry Requirements


A minimum of two years relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting with a line manager’s letter of recommendation.
One pass at A Level (grade C minimum) plus three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics and English.
A relevant BTEC National Certificate, Diploma, other equivalent level 3 qualification.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Foundation Degree in Computing: FdSc Computing
The course is assessed via a mixture of Assignments, Projects, Exams and Presentations
The programme contains a work based learning component where you will spend time in a workplace or undergo workplace simulations and you will study a selection of modules.

Additional Costs and Information


You may be invited for an interview
You apply fir this programme via UCAS
The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.
The UCAS course code for this programme is I100.
Wiltshire College and University Centre is registered as a provider for the Foundation Degree in Computing and students are eligible for funding and student support Student Finance England.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Computing and Information Technology


Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Support Technician

  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

The UK Tech sector is valued at over £180billion

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