The Cornwall College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications.
Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.
The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand. The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments.
You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2. During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security Content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.
Exceptional resources with access to specialist computer suites, CISCO Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.
Students will benefit from guest lecturers from industry and trips to local companies.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
Programmer or Programme Tester
Government Communications Headquarters Analyst
Help Desk Support or Website Developer
Network Administrator, Engineer or Installer
Network Support Technician
YEAR 1: - Networked Communications Technologies (20 credits) - Databases & Information Systems (20 credits) - Converging Technology & Information (10 credits) - Human Computer Interaction (10 credits) - Website Development (20 credits) - Introduction to Programming (10 credits) - Numerical Solutions in Business (10 credits) - Personal & Employability Skills Development (20 credits) YEAR 2: - Systems Analysis & Design (10 credits) - Object Orientated Programming (20 credits) - IT Management & Security (20 credits) - Application of E-Business Technologies (10 credits) - Multi-User Databases (10 credits) - Planning & Managing Projects (10 credits) - Project (20 credits); YEAR 2 OPTIONAL MODULES (One option to be chosen) Computer Networking option: - Local & Wide Area Networks (20 credits) or Software Development option: - Visual Programming (10 credits) - Server Side Programming (10 credits)
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.|
|A level||DD||At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In an appropriate subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP grades in an appropriate subject.|
Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,950||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,600||Year 1|