FdSc Computing Technologies

UCAS Code: GRIMC G80 T6U9 CT Credit Level: 5 Credit Value: 140 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 2 years full time
FdSc Computing Technologies Awarding body

Your Programme

About the FdSc Computing Technologies programme

The FdSc Computing Technologies course will teach you the skills needed for entry level into industrial or commercial employment. It will instruct you in the skills necessary to gain and maintain employment in the computing sector.

This is a specialist, work related programme with a strong emphasis on employability skills. It’s aimed at individuals who have completed level 3 qualifications in a related area or for non-traditional entry students looking for a career in IT.

With this programme you get a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in today’s competitive IT sector. At the end of the course you will have the skills and qualification to enable you to progress directly into employment or onto a related degree or professional training course

Entry Requirements

For 2017 entry onwards: 80 UCAS points from two A’ Levels or level 3 equivalent or an Access to HE Diploma. Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above.

In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

What you will learn

Level 4:

  • Systems Analysis and Database Design
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Network and Hardware Principles
  • Website Development
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • 3D Modelling

Level 5:

  • Object Oreinted Programming
  • Applied Project
  • Motion Graphics
  • Integrated Web Technologies
  • Wide Area Networks and Security
  • DBMS Administration

Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.

A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, practical workshops and student led seminars. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a technical career in a range of computing and IT related industries. Graduates will be able to undertake roles and manage projects which involve any aspect of networking, programming, website development, games development or graphic design. Graduates will also be eligible for entry onto BSc (Hons) Comptuing Technologies Top-Up (subject to validation).

What next?

The Foundation Degree can provide entry into full or part time degree courses including BSc Applied Computing with Multimedia Technologies (Top Up) at Grimsby Institute.Successful students can enjoy employment opportunities in the computing industry as team members undertaking IT related development projects, in specialist groups developing software systems solutions or in a range of supporting roles.