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Course summary

The Certificate of Higher Education in Computer Science & Digital Technologies offers a flexible way to enter degree level education. The programme runs for a single year and allows for you to develop the core skills required by the evolving digital industry, needed to match the ever-increasing demand for skilled computer scientists. These skills may also be utilised to progress further within Higher Education and onto a Foundation degree should it suit you. Students who are not yet ready to commit to the demands of a two-year or three-year programme, this programme is the ideal step which allows for upskilling before pledging to further years of study. The course covers a range of topics crucial to the computing industry from developing desktop applications in modern languages, designing and creating websites alongside learning the basics of networking and cyber security. As this course takes place alongside the traditional foundation degree students you will also take a module which introduces you to academic study at degree level; this module will give you the tools necessary to perform to the highest academic standards and make the most of this exciting opportunity. This certificate which is awarded by Blackpool & the Fylde College is certain to give you a head start when you begin to apply for roles in the industry or gain the confidence and skillset to progress into Higher Education.


Module Title Code Credits Optional? Introduction to Programming IH4MD053 20 No Markup Languages and Styling IH4MD054 20 No Database Concepts and Communication IH4MD055 20 No Network Principles IH4MD061 20 No Introduction to Academic Study IH4MD075 20 No Introduction to System Security IH4MD076 20 No

Assessment method

Assessment Method Level 4 Coursework 89% Exam 0% Practical 11%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

PASS at T-Level in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who can demonstrate a significant amount of work experience in the sector and hold a level 2 vocational qualification in Computing/Computer Science will be considered on an individual basis Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. For non-traditional applicants, the following will also be considered on a case-by-case basis: Applications may also be considered from individuals who can demonstrate a strong interest in the subject and a willingness to commit to the goals of lifelong learning and personal development.

English language requirements

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent e.g., Functional Skills at Level 2)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science and Digital Technologies at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS