Blackpool and the Fylde College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The digital and creative sectors are expected to need 1.2 million new UK jobs by 2022 with the UK Digital Strategy 2017 recognising that investment in this area is increasing, an area of key economic strategic importance. We are the first college in the UK to be accredited to Honours level by the British Computer Society and are continually updating our resources to remain at the cutting edge and industry focused. This provides you with the best opportunities to take advantage of continued growth in the digital and creative industries, and increased demand for designer and developer roles locally, nationally and internationally.
On this programme you will produce work in a range of computer science disciplines, including configuring network infrastructure, practically applying contemporary practices that support a wide range of digital systems. You will design and develop database-driven systems, including information systems that form a core part of modern business. You will become familiar with emerging cyber security trends as well as how to apply them to secure databases and websites. You will prepare for careers that are in demand as well as those that may not yet have been created. Significant practical content is complemented by a raft of transferrable skills that will enable you to be adaptive in an evolving sector and across a range of disciplines. Our cutting-edge curriculum, high quality resources, friendly and skilled staff and supportive environment will give you the best opportunities to excel in the future.
Key elements of the programme include:
•Setting up network infrastructure and configuring servers, using current practices employed in evolving DevOps contexts to support a wide variety of digital projects, using PowerShell and Windows Server, as well as alternative technologies.
•Investigation of emerging cyber security threats and practices, performing penetration tests on web servers to identify security holes and then patch them ensuring robust solutions.
•Development of a number of database-driven projects, including developing an information system prototype, the core of many modern organisations
•General software engineering skills, including working with databases; sharing data between distributed components of applications; requirements gathering; producing technical designs and working to established development methodologies; and developing and testing interfaces, all of which increase the range of careers you can pursue both in and out of software and web development.
•Working in team projects and individually, building collaborative and problem solving skills, which will enhance value to future employers and develop yourself, both personally and professionally.
•Analysis of organisational structures in the industry and development teams, and building workplace skills so that you can adapt and thrive in modern digital organisations.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||From any level 3 Computing/IT, Computer Science or Technology qualification|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP||From any level 3 Computing/IT, Computer Science or Technology qualification|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Full Access to HE Diploma in relevant subject area|
Evidence of relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered. You must also be actively employed within an appropriate setting in a relevant sector.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.blackpool.ac.uk/course/ih1he19#requirements
English language requirements
IELTS of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening, is required
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|