FdSc Computing

Entry Requirements

Relevant level 3 qualification or work experience and an interest in Computing.

It is advised that you call and talk to one of our tutors, Jason or Wayne, on 01325 503065 to discuss.

What's Involved

The need for secure digital systems is more crucial than ever before, as we rely on computerised systems and networks to collect, process, store and transfer vast amounts of data and to control critical systems in a local area network, globally and in the cloud. The role of the computing specialists is vital to providing, operating, developing and managing these digital infrastructures and data securely.

During this course you will gain a variety of skills to allow you to enter into a career in computing in the digital age. Some of the computing skills that will be developed on the course include how networks are secured and used. who use networks, web sites, programming languages and use database systems for integrated business systems. The knowledge and experience gained throughout the course and will give you a competitive edge in your computing career, or position you to take the top up year at Teesside University, to gain a BSc (Hons) Computing.

Potential modules:

Level 4:

Introduction to Procedural Programming

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Web and Mobile Development

Networking Concepts and Cybersecurity

Work Based Project (WBP)

*Modules offered may vary

Level 5:

Systems Design and Databases

Information Technology Enterprise Project

Object Oriented Programming with Java

Networks and Systems Administration

Networking Architecture

*Modules offered may vary.

Course Assessment Method

The course is delivered using tutor-led classes, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. You will also undertake work-based learning which involves you carrying out activities at an employer’s premises for the equivalent of one day a week.

There are three types of assessment methods used throughout the course modules these can be practical activities undertaken, assignments and portfolios of evidence.

What's Next

BSc (Hons) Computing or roles including IT specialist, network management, web developers, programmers, database developers, user support and technical support.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type:
Level: Level 5
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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