Barnet and Southgate College

Foundation Degree in Computing Barnet and Southgate College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Bolton


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Key Facts
Full time
Duration: 2 years

Who is this course for?
This is an exciting opportunity for those wishing to gain a formal higher education qualification in computing. The Foundation Degree in Computing is a two year, full-time, level 4/5 vocational qualification which is designed to develop both the knowledge and practical skills required for employment in the computer industry. It is equivalent to the first and second year of an honours degree.

What will I study?
With a strong focus on employability, modules have been chosen to teach practical knowledge in key skills shortage areas, preparing you to work in: web-design, programming, network and computer systems engineering, database administration and cyber-security. You will have access to specialist labs and professional-level equipment, including a Cisco computer maintenance and networking lab, professional web, database design and programming software and industry-standard 3D printers.
Modules on the course are designed to give a broad knowledge of desirable computing subjects rather than specialising in a small field which will allow for progression to a range of top-up degrees if learners wish to get a full BSc. Taught modules: Year 1 – Scholarship, Core Academic and Research Skills; Website Production; Information Systems and Databases; Introduction to Programming; Computer Platforms; Networking Fundamentals. This also includes extra embedded professional Cisco certification in IT Essentials (CompTIA A+) and Cisco Networking (CCNA1). Year 2 modules include: Web Programming; Database Theory and Practice; Object Oriented Methods; Systems Analysis and Design; Data Structures and Algorithms and Level 2 Project – which is an opportunity to do a dissertation-type project in a specialist computing area of choice.

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Assessment method

How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be through: practical coursework, written assignments, project work, an extended project and time-constrained examinations.

What qualifications could I achieve?
On successful completion of this course, students will achieve a Foundation Degree in Computing (FdSc Computing) validated by Bolton University.

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 code I100
Institution code B08
Campus name Southgate
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Minimum entry requirements for students under 21 is 48 UCAS tariff points. Mature students (over 21 years) will need to demonstrate they have adequate skills in maths and English to enable them to complete the programme and some relevant background experience in computing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,999 Year 1
EU £5,999 Year 1
International £5,999 Year 1
England £5,999 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,999 Year 1
Scotland £5,999 Year 1
Wales £5,999 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Barnet and Southgate College
Wood Street

Clearing contact details

Barnet and Southgate HE Clearing

020 3764 4006

Course contact details

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0203 764 4144