Level 4/5 Foundation Degree in Computer Networks – September 2021
|Start Date:||14 September 2021|
|Funding information:||Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.|
Course OverviewThis foundation degree, developed by Chesterfield College in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, employers and entrepreneurs, provides a unique opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in computing. The course covers the aspects of computing that have a practical impact on business and everyday life.
The course specifically focuses on the hands-on professional aspects of computing, and aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain employment and develop as a computing professional.
Assessment will include a range of individual and group work activities including:
- Coursework assignments (these will generally be in the form of a written piece of work to the appropriate academic standard)
- Written exams (these are formal exams and take place in either January or May)
- Practical based assignments (the assessments will also include some form of written documentation to support the practical work)
- Presentations (these will be presented to course tutors, and occasionally, external clients)
The course consists of a range of study modules that will equip you with the skills needed to progress into employment or further study. Modules include:
- Computer and Network Systems
- Dynamic Websites
- Professional and Business Skills
- Maths for IT Professionals
- Software Development and Modelling
- Programming and Testing
- Network Servers
- Switched and Routed Networks
- Database Design and Implementation
- IT and Project Management
- Professional Project
Typically, you will have two or more A Levels or a relevant vocational qualification, such as a BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma and GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above (or a Level 2 equivalent).
- Written exam
- Practical assignments
Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Computer Networks can lead to a wide range of job roles including: IT Support Technician, Network Administrator, Network Infrastructure Technician, IT Project Co-ordinator, Database Administrator.
For those wanting to develop their skills further and achieve a degree, you can choose to continue your education and progress on to the Level 6 BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer Networks.
Callum FanshaweChesterfield College
BSc Computer Software Development
“I started getting into computers around the age of 14; I would build computers, do a bit of programming and even develop my own programmes such as mini games in my spare time. I first came to college after school to do a Level 3 computing qualification; after that it became clear that I wanted to pursue IT, particularly software development, at a higher level. I then started to apply to different universities but I decided that Chesterfield College was ideally suited to me; it’s local, the courses are validated by universities so you know they are high quality, and the group sizes are more manageable meaning we can have more input and support from tutors. I decided to move on to Higher Education because it opens up so many options throughout your whole career. It’s already opened up the opportunity for me to start my career in web developing at Autotrader in Manchester as part of their graduate scheme. I’ll be working on their website and lots of other exciting things across the whole of their front end syst
Cost13990.00 incl VAT
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