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FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development*

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Digital Academy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   14/09/2020


This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications.

Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.

The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand.

The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments. You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2.

During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1
Introduction To The Programme and Work Based Learning
Databases & Information Systems
Human Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies
Website Development
Networked Communications Technologies
Introduction to Programming and Software Engineering

Indicative Module Year 2
Planning and Managing Projects for E-Business Technologies
Project
Systems Analysis Design and Implementation
Object Orientated Programming
IT Management & Security
Computer Networking Pathway

Local & Wide Area Networks (Optional)
Software Development Pathway

Visual and Dynamic Programming (Optional)

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

  Assessment

TBC

  Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Computing final year at University of Plymouth
– BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies final year at Camborne

Possible Careers

– Programmer or Programme Tester
– IT Analyst
– Government Communications Headquarters Analyst
– Help Desk Support or Website Developer
– Network Administrator, Engineer or Installer
– Network Support Technician

*The content for this course is currently being reviewed and may change.

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# Computing # Networking # Software # Degree # Foundation degree # Cornwall

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The programme is designed as a one year top-up to the FdSc Computing, Networking & Software Development programme offered at Cornwall College or an equivalent FdSc. It offers development and in depth study in the field of evolving computing technologies and also gives you the opportunity to further your specialisation in either the field of networking or software development. The preparation of study for vendor certifications alongside the academic qualification ensures you will meet the needs of industry. You will study an individual 40-credit project module, together with a common core of 60 credits. These include E-Business for the Entrepreneur, Digital Forensics and Agile Methods. There are a further 20 credits of electives for you to choose, from either the Networking route, studying Advanced Networking, or the Software Development route, studying Advanced Object Oriented Programming. Programme content is informed by and supported by national and local industry. Study will be through formal lectures, tutor led seminars, blended learning and self-directed research and study. There will be practical workshops in computer suites and in the Cisco Networking Lab.

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