This course will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a variety of computing/IT professions. It provides a broad foundation in website design, website management, systems implementation and networks.
Focusing on employability skills within the IT industry you will gain valuable experience working within local companies on a variety of IT projects, while developing the academic skills needed to cope with a rapidly moving environment.
The foundation degree provides an excellent stepping stone to allow you to move directly into a career in Computing or to move easily onto a full honours degree programme.
What happens on the course?
You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential skills of programming, computer systems and systems design and development.
There will be ample opportunities to undertake independent investigations and group projects. You will gain essential employability skills and have the opportunity to put these into practice.
You will further develop your skills in website design and management, project management and network concepts and techniques. In addition, you will work on projects both in industry and within the college.
You will carry out work placements and projects with regional, national or multinational companies based in the local area.
You will study in small friendly groups in purpose built facilities.
You will have the opportunity to study Professional Accredited CISCO or Microsoft Courses as part of your Foundation Degree.
Your Foundation Degree leads to a range of employment opportunities in the IT industry such as:
IT and User Support Services
You also have the option to progress to a full BSc honours degree in a computing/IT subject.
What skills will you gain?
At the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and practices relating to computing.
You will be able to apply a range of technical and methodological skills relevant to the design and development of computer systems.
You will apply a range of professional skills and techniques, personal qualities, attributes and global responsibilities essential for successful performance in the computing industry.
There will be ample opportunity to demonstrate the development of generic transferable skills such as problem solving, communication, working individually and in teams.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible to progress onto one of Top Up programmes to gain a Computer Science Degree at University of Wolverhampton.
Routes offered include:
Computing Software Development
Those meeting the entry requirements maybe invited to attend an interview with a member of College staff.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.