Computing & IT Foundation Degree Level 4





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About the course

This course will provide you with the skills needed to be involved with networks, database system design and implementation, software development and website development. The full time course is taught over two years. 

Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only. 

Entry Requirements

Students usually need one or more of the following:

  • 56 UCAS Points
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate pathway.
  • Oveseas students must have an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or another recognised equivalent.
  • Related employment and qualifications welcomed.

Applicants would normally have:

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent to include English and Maths  

UCAS Application Code

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: GG45
Campus code: B
Short code: FdSc/CIT
Application: UCAS
What will I do on this course?

Stage 1

During the course you will study a range of modules.  Study will involve learning by undertaking projects or work placements in a computing-rich, commercial environment. Modules may include:

  • Problem Solving Tools and Techniques
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis and Information Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Networking Fundamentals (CISCO)
  • Web Design Techniques
  • Project Management  
  • Computational Methods
  • Individual Project
  • Professional Development
  • Operating Systems and Advanced Networking
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Advanced Databases
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • System Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Web Development
  • Micro & Embedded Systems
Who is it for?

This course is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the technical side of computing including software development, installation and support. 

How to apply

Please note - this is a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time courses. Application to the full time route is through UCAS. Application to the part time route is direct to the College - for an application form and further information please contact:

Call: 0117 312 5171

If you are an international student:

How Is this course assessed?
  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical
  • Presentations
  • Projects
What could I do next?

After successful completion, you could go on to study the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Plymouth.  There may be opportunities for a placement between completing your Foundation Degree and commencing the final year of your Honours Degree. Progression to other universities may also be possible.  You may also have the opportunity to gain employment in a range of careers.

  • Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. 
Additional cost

Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only. 


 You will need an interview for this course 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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