FdSc Digital and Technology Solutions

UCAS Code: G80 G4T2 Credit Level: 5 Credit Value: 240 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 2 years full time

A modern, industry relevant degree that will allow you to forge your path within IT.

FdSc Digital and Technology Solutions Awarding body
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Your Programme

About the FdSc Digital and Technology Solutions programme

As a Digital and Technology Solutions graduate, you will have the option of progressing into careers such as cyber security analyst, data or systems analyst or engineer, IT consultant or technician, network or software engineer or web developer.

Every learner will have the opportunity to develop:

  • Web design and development skills in HTML, CSS and client-side scripting
  • Systems analysis skills
  • Database design and development skills within Microsoft Access and MYSQL/PHPMYDMIN
  • Use of virtualisation technologies
  • Network design and development skills – both local and business scale networks
  • Network security and basic cyber security skills in protecting a business scale network
  • Server side programming skills for e-commerce development.


Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade ‘4’ in GCSE English or equivalent (Functional Skills Literacy Level 2 or Adult Literacy Level 2), and grade ‘4’ in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent (Functional Skills Numeracy Level 2 or Adult Numeracy Level 2).

TEC Partnership also encourages applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications for the standard entry route. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work which will demonstrate both academic and technical aptitude within digital technologies. Applicants already working with this field will be asked to provide evidence of relevant digital product development and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

International students must provide evidence of a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by the UK Border Agency.

All applicants for part-time distance learning will be required to produce evidence of residency and permanent address.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Systems Analysis & Design Methodologies
  • Computer Network Fundamentals
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Web Development
  • Database System Fundamentals
  • Professional & Research Skills.

Year 2

  • Software Development with Agile
  • Database Applications Development
  • Computer Security – Network & Systems
  • Network Management & Operations
  • Major Development Project.

Learning & Teaching Methods

The teaching and learning strategy for this programme will be based around a combination of traditional lectures and seminars for the delivery of underpinning theory, core module content and the demonstration of practical skills; together with labs/workshops to allow students to apply and develop practical and technical skills. The balance of formal delivery to lab/workshop sessions will be determined by the requirements of each module. In addition to the combination of lectures/seminars and labs/workshops, students will be able to access tutorial support in order to address individual needs (in addition to more traditional tutorials covering pastoral support requirements) and in the case of self directed research and/or development projects each student will be entitled to 5 hours of academic supervision per relevant module.

Programme Benefits

This programme will be distinctive as it will focus on teaching through employer engagement and project based learning relating to the needs of business as a core. It will include business and information systems, business analysis and professional project management which will centre on business-orientated solutions. During level 5 of the programme students will work towards their specialism within a specialist project module and could choose from the following specialisms: Software Engineer, IT Consultant, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Analyst and Network Engineer.

The part time provision is offered through distance learning allowing students to study and work toward assessment off campus with a targeted attendance of 20% to ensure that support requirements can be fully met. Distance learning will make extensive use of online delivery, assessment and resources and is ideally suited to students who are in full time employment and cannot make adjustments to their working hours in order to attend in addition to those students for whom it would not be possible to relocate.

What next?

This course will enable you to progress onto an honours degree, for examples BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Top-Up degree at University Centre Grimsby, whilst also providing the necessary skills for you to study for a Masters in the pathway of your choice. You many also wish to add to your skills by undertaking professional certification programmes offered by companies such as CISCO, Microsoft or Adobe.

If you choose to enter employment, you will be qualified for a range of entry level roles across the IT industry, whilst also holding transferable skills in industries such as media or games development.

TEC Partnership is committed to offering a related top-up bachelor’s degree in this subject area which will allow graduates to top up to a full bachelor’s degree. This top-up programme has been validated under new TEC Partnership Degree Awarding Powers.