This Foundation Degree will prepare the student for a specialist role as a Network Engineer. Students will learn about a wide range of professional and transferable skills, including professional behaviours needed in the workplace, as well as application of academic skills to the workplace. To this end, the programme structure includes modules of work based learning at level 4 and a project module at level 5 that is also work based, allowing students to connect to real life, real work situations and opportunities to enhance their understanding and professional competence, making them valuable employees. The course will benefit from links to the professional workplace including guest speakers. This course sits within a suite of four Foundation Degrees, all designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to enter or progress in the field of professional computing. Students will gain further understanding of the importance of effective communication both with external clients and within a team situation, and will be encouraged to practice these skills throughout the course. On successful completion, the candidate may progress to a Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions (subject to validation). Those already in professional roles may progress into more senior positions.
Year 1: DT4003 - Maths for Data Science; DT4004 - Systems Design & Development; DT4005 - Independent Work-Based Project. Year 2: DT5010 - Professional Issues; DT5011 - Managing the Security if Information; DT5012 - Agile Development; DT5013 - Further Programming; DT5014 - Supervised Professional Work Experience; DT5022 - Network Design and Configuration.
Assessments will include a range of work including, portfolios, artefacts, presentations as well as reports and open book exams to support students in providing many forms of evidence for academic and professional development, and these assessment methods are reflective of real work situations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
New College Swindon is a licensed sponsor under the Student route. Please email [email protected] for details.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7000||Year 1|