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 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 leaning at level four an a project module at level five 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. 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. At level 4, modules will cover the main areas of computer science and information technology, including programming, security, maths and systems design, giving the student a breadth of experience which is shared with students entering at level 4, who will go on to study specialist pathways at level 5.The course will benefit from links to the professional workplace including guest speakers. On completion of the Foundation Degree, students may wish to enter into a variety of computing roles where a Software Engineering qualification is desirable. Those already in professional roles may progress into more senior positions. Students may also wish to progress into further study at level 6, gaining a full BSc degree in a computing discipline.
Year 1: DT4001 - Computers and Security; DT4002 - Principles of Programming; 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; DT5020 - Object-Orientated Software Engineering; DT5021 - Algorithms and Data Structures
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 course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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 unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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Fees and funding