This is an exciting opportunity for those wishing to gain a formal higher education qualification in computing. The Foundation Degree in Computing is a two year, full-time, level 4/5 vocational qualification which is designed to develop both the knowledge and practical skills required for employment in the computer industry. It is equivalent to the first and second year of an honours degree.
Minimum entry requirements for students under 21 is 80 UCAS tariff points. Mature students (over 21 years) will need to demonstrate they have adequate skills in maths and English to enable them to complete the programme and some relevant background experience in computing.
With a strong focus on employability, modules have been chosen to teach practical knowledge in key skills shortage areas, preparing you to work in web design, programming, network & computer systems engineering, database admin and cyber-security. Modules are designed to give broad knowledge of standard computing subjects rather than specialising in a small field, allowing progression to a range of top-up degrees if learners wish to get a full BSc. Taught modules: Year 1 - Scholarship (CPU4000); Core Academic & Research Skills; Website Production (CPU4001); Information Systems & Databases (CPU4002); Introduction to Programming (CPU4003); Computer Platforms (CPU4004); Networking Fundamentals (CPU4005). Year 2 - Web Programming (CPU5001); Database Theory & Practice (CPU5002); Object Oriented Methods (CPU5007); Systems Analysis & Design (CPU5006); Data Structures & Algorithms (CPU5008). This also includes extra Cisco qualifications in IT Essentials (CompTIA A+) and CCNA1 certifications.
Assessment will be through: Practical coursework, Written assignments, Project work, an extended project and time-constrained examinations.
On successful completion of this course, students will achieve a Foundation Degree in Computing (FdSc Computing) validated by Bolton University.
Please apply via the UCAS website, or complete a Barnet and Southgate College application form and return to the College - either online, by post or at one of our campuses.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview and an initial assessment.
To be advised at interview.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.