Are you keen and have the interest in pursuing a career in Software Development, Programming, Website Development, Social Media, Games Design or Cyber Security, or you have a passion for IT and computing, then why not make the first step and join us on the Foundation Diploma in Information Technology.
This exciting and innovative course will help you to develop a range of modern computing and IT skills you need, from developing systems to manage information in business, creating innovative websites, programs and mobile apps, to producing your very own computer games. This course enables you to develop the skills and experience needed to start the career of your dreams.
You will develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the world of IT. By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of digital technologies and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your IT career.
So if you want to kick start your career in tech, come and join our Foundation Diploma in Information Technology
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
GCSEs A*-C / or Grade 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs) One of the above must be in English Language or maths.
Relevant Level 3 qualification with Merit or above or relevant industry experience to Level 3 or above may also be accepted.
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade 4 (that's the old Grade C) or above in Maths and/or English you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in these subjects. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
You will be assessed via both internally set projects and external examinations and you will be awarded a PASS, MERIT or DISTICTION based on the results of these assessments. You will also be assessed in a variety of ways - presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises.
Aims of the course
This qualification is designed to support learners who want a strong core study of computer science with a focus on Software Development, Programming, Website Development, Social Media, Games Design or Cyber Security, to enable progression to roles in the computing industry, apprenticeship or progression to higher education.
Upon successful completion of the second year of this course you will be able to progress to a specialised university degree course or to an Information Technology apprenticeship or job. Examples of possible degree paths are:
- BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business
- FdSC in Business Computing
- BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media
- BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems
- FdSC in Business Computing with Networking
- Bsc (Hon) in Cyber Security
We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs with industry standard hardware and software where you will learn a range of skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to a university degree level computing course. If you do not wish to go to higher education you will be able to pursue an Information Technology apprenticeship or job.