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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (full-time)


Computing and Information Technology

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£7570.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this course is primarily for people who are currently working or wish to work in an I.T. or Computing related field and would like to gain a higher level qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge.It is anticipated that a substantial portion of the course will be linked to work based learning or to workplace simulations.This programme aims to produce graduates who can engage in all aspects of the computing industry from understanding the uses of information and technology, to creating websites to using and developing computer programmes that are safe and secure.This course is the foundation of becoming an employable professional in the computing world. You will acquire the academic skills and understanding needed for future studies as well as gaining the higher level technical abilities needed in the industry.

What will I learn?

You will study a wide range of modern computing topics including programming, web development, databases, object-oriented programming, internet technologies, cybersecurity and other specialised subjects.

In addition, you 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 modules and a substantial individual project where you will investigate a problem and design, develop and test a suitable solution.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course is assessed by 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.

Entry Requirements

You should have either:

A minimum of two years' relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting with a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation.


A minimum of one pass at A Level (grade C minimum) or 6 unit vocational A Level plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE at grades A-C (8-4) including Mathematics and English Language.


A relevant BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent level 3 qualification such as an GNVQ/NVQ or other level 3 qualification.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be invited for an interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.

The UCAS course code for this programme is I100.

The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year (£9,270 for international students).

You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On successful completion of this course, you might progress to the BSc (Hons) top-up Computing that is planned for delivery at the college from September 2020 or an equivalent level 6 qualification.If you graduate from this course, you will also have the ability to work in and manage a team as well as being independent, proficient professionals.

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