University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Applied Computing (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This programme has been developed and designed to build upon Foundation Degree and other HE equivalent programmes. It will give students in the workplace the opportunity to access their top up qualification - as it is offered one evening and one full day first semester and one evening and supervisory tutorials second semester to fit in with their work life commitments. The programme builds on students' existing knowledge and skills to enable them to operate immediately at a professional level in IT sectors of commerce and industry. It develops appropriate personal, intellectual and subject-specific skills to enable students to consider and evaluate a range of technical and broad-based issues from a strategic perspective. Successful students will achieve a BSc (Hons) Applied Computing.

Course details


The BSc (Hons) Applied Computing comprises 4 core modules and one optional module consisting of: Project:this is a double module - Students will be expected to carry out an in depth critical analysis of a particular area of IT with a view to producing a thesis or a showcase. Research Skills - this module will equip you with all the skills necessary to undertake a major project. It will develop knowledge and understanding of the use of appropriate research methods as well as selecting and applying appropriate research methods for an independent study. Internet Technologies - Continue the development of your Web Skills - There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts that you will be become adept at studying this module. Mobile Application Development - the growing trend of developing Apps for mobile devices is one that requires software development skills which you will develop during this module. This module aims to extend the student's existing knowledge of software programming and software development. It will develop skills in mobile application development including networked data and data stores, mobile device networking, working in a mobile app development environment using mobile related code and APIs. It will also allow students to demonstrate software development methodologies and techniques. Database Administration and Management (Optional) - will provide you with a solid foundation in basic database administration. The overall focus is to make the student aware of the need for effective management of a database environment. Lecture topics are reinforced with structured hands-on practices that will prepare you for a database administrative role. Project Management (Optional) - will use PRINCE2 which is a process based method for effective project management skills. This module will develop those sought after skills so much in demand in industry for Project Managers.  Reviewing a number of methodologies such as Prince2, Agile and Scum which are used on a daily basis, the students will then be asked to work in Project Teams on a real project utilising one of the appropriate methodologies most suited to that project.  This has been received positively from students who develop much needed transferable skills whilst working on a live project.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment ensures that student progress is supported and facilitated through tutorials and personal tutor support. Each module is assessed by one assessment which is broken down into tasks. A variety of assessment methods are used including: •Practical demonstrations and portfolios •Reflective portfolio •Presentations •Report •Examination •Coursework •Case Study •Self - Evaluation •Project

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG491
Institution code L21
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus code1

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

A typical offer is likely to be 55% average at Foundation Degree or a Merit profile in a relevant HND, together with a number of GCSE grades at C or above including English and Maths. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a recognised level 2 English qualification. In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity. The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Applied Computing (Top-Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS