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Course summary

Can you create tomorrows technology? Then start here! The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Computing is designed to give students a choice of progression, including completing a top-up year to a full degree with The University of Hull or directly into employment in the computing industry. During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop software using C# and web languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL as well as creating games, building networked systems and creating physical computing solutions using Arduinos or Raspberry Pi. These are often real world problems that you will be solving, either through our in-house web hosting company Enterprise Solutions or through your work placement. The course involves a substantial work placement element. Applicants choosing the foundation degree will be expected to study 12 modules including the two work-based learning modules. All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists. They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Full time: Year 1: • Maths for Computing • Information Technology and Personal skills • Introduction to Programming • Software Engineering with HCI • Computer Hardware • Work Based Learning 1 Year 2 • Computer Networking • Project Management • Object-Oriented programming • Data Analysis and Database Design • Website Development • Work Based Learning 2 You are expected to have a work placement for both years of the foundation degree.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include exams, practical assessments, presentations, group work, individual assignments, employer contribution and reflection. Examinations typically take place at the end of a module with the other assessments spread throughout the semester.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• A relevant level three BTEC diploma (in Computing) or equivalent, totalling 48 UCAS Tariff points. • The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland £4695 Year 1
Scotland £4695 Year 1
Wales £4695 Year 1
England £4695 Year 1

Additional fee information

• Beneficial to have a laptop • DBS Fees £44
Computing at East Riding College - UCAS