Course overview

Computing and Information Technology FdA City of Bristol College

This Computing and Information Technology FdA course will provide you with the skills required to work with:

  • networks
  • database system design and implementation
  • software development
  • website development.

The Foundation Degree is studied full-time over two years. However, you also have the option to complete your studies over three years part-time.

Apply for the Computing and Information Technology FdA through UCAS

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: GG45
Campus code: B
Short code: FdSc/CIT

Additional information

Who is it for?

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

What you'll learn

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:

1st Year

  • Principles of infrastructure
  • Mathematics for computing
  • Introduction to systems programming
  • Networking
  • Professional and communication skills
  • Database analysis and design

2nd Year

  • Database applications development
  • Data centres and clouds
  • HCI and mobile application development
  • Security Systems
  • Prototyping micro and embedded systems
  • Object orientated programming

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

To join the course, students usually need one or more of the following:

  • 56 UCAS points
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate pathway
  • Overseas 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 Grades 9-4 or equivalent to include English and Maths

Please note you will need to attend an interview for this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is assessed via:

  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical
  • Presentations
  • Projects

Future career and study opportunities

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 within the IT sector.

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

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Fees and applications

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Computing and Information Technology FdA SBSA
Course Code
07/09/2020 - 26/06/2021
1 years
Tues, Weds & Fri
Hours per week
Start Time
This course costs £6500 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
HMF1703C01-1 07/09/2020 - 26/06/2021 1 years Tues, Weds & Fri 13.50 Enquire SBSA
This course costs £6500 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.