Foundation Degree in Computing Science
This course is designed to provide a broad based introduction to studying computing at a higher education level. It has a strong work based focus and has been designed to reflect the diverse range of skills and technologies found in modern ICT industries.
Students will develop a broad range of practical skills in networking, programming, application and web development underpinned by academic knowledge and an understanding of software engineering and computing science. Therefore, it is expected to appeal to students from a variety of computing disciplines as well as those seeking employment in ICT.
Specifically, this award provides a sound basis for a career in systems development, web design, network management and hardware maintenance. It is also suitable as part of a Higher Modern Apprenticeship programme.
This course is subject to validation by the University of Derby
Introduction to Computer Science
Foundations of Computing Science
Network Routing (CCNA 1 & 2)
Client Side Web Development
Switching and Wide Area Networks (CCNA 3 & 4)
Database Development for Business
Mobile Device Development and Security
Team Project or Learning from Professional Courses
How the course is assessed
A variety of assessment methods are used on the Foundation Degree in Computing Science. The aim is to use the most appropriate assessment strategy for testing the achievement of the module’s learning outcomes.
Assessment of conceptual knowledge and understanding is likely to be in the form of essays, written reports, case studies, presentations and exam questions.
Assessment of practical skills and the application of knowledge is typically assessed by skills tests, a portfolio of evidence or the construction of a solution to an identified problem.
Problem solving techniques generally require the production of design and analysis documentation.
A Foundation Degree will provide a sound basis to enhance your future employment prospects. This course is designed to train people to enter successfully into careers that can progress to senior management positions in industry, commerce and the public sector. It may be used for entry to higher qualifications and possible exemptions.