Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Software Development with Foundation Entry

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Course summary

Our Software Development BSc (Hons) is designed to equip you with the ability to solve complex computing problems in order for you to progress to graduate-level roles. You will undertake a work placement or work-based learning experience as well as develop your practical and cognitive skills to solve work related everyday problems by combining knowledge of information transfer, communications technology, software and business context relevant to the computing industry. You will develop professional-level industry related skills, learning, for example, how to build web-sites, design databases and plan networks together with the necessary problem solving techniques.

Course details


All students take a total of 120 credits per level. Level 3 Modules includes: Study Skills for Computing Introduction to Software Development Introduction to IT Systems Maths for Computing Introduction to Web Design Level 4 Modules includes: Introductory Programming Concepts Computer Systems Architectures Computer Threats and Attacks Software Design and Development Network Systems Web Design and Management Level 5 Modules includes: Object Orientated Programming Advanced Programming Concepts Database Design and Development Web Programming Work Based Learning Research Project Level 6 Modules includes: Ethical and Legal Issues eBusiness Intelligent Programming Mobile Application Development Major Project

Assessment method

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, open book examinations, group projects, essays, assignments or briefs, presentations, group presentations, portfolio building, self-assessments, peer assessments, studio/exhibition assessments and a dissertation. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

In addition, for this programme, you will be required to have a GCSE (or equivalent Level 2 qualification) at Grade 4/C or above in English

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland £4900 Year 1
England £4900 Year 1
Scotland £4900 Year 1
Wales £4900 Year 1
Channel Islands £4900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Software Development with Foundation Entry at Blackburn College - UCAS