Blackpool and The Fylde College Computer Courses

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Blackpool and The Fylde College Computer Courses

Begin an exciting career in networking, system security or cloud computing. This up-to-the-minute course will equip you with the specialist skills needed to progress to degree-level study and employment. Develop your knowledge of programming, systems and networks and learn about areas such as website development and human computer interaction. Benefit from cutting-edge resources, expert tutors and a curriculum that’s been co-created with employers to give you a head-start in your chosen industry. Study this course in a year or as a 20-week ‘fast-track’, which means you start in January so you can enrol on one of our degree programmes the following September.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, including Math and English or a relevant level 2 qualification. Relevant experience could count instead of these qualifications, in which case we will invite you to attend an interview.

Qualification Obtained

Subsidiary Diploma in IT (QCF)

Career Options and Progression

Once you successfully complete this course you could develop your skills and career potential further by progressing to one of our degree courses. With the 20-week fast-track option, you could start the course in January and enrol on a degree course the following September!

Choose from Foundation Degrees in:

  • Software Engineering (Game Development) or (App Development)
  • Interactive Media Development
  • Networking Engineering (System Administration) or (Cyber Security)

All these courses lead to a BSc (Hons) top-up year and allow you to graduate with a UK top 10 Lancaster University degree.

Modules and Assessment

All modules on this course are compulsory and designed to provide you with an overview of various computing technologies, including web design, programming, networking and computer systems.

We use a wide range of assessment methods, such as observations, presentations, written reports, practical sessions, quizzes, recordings and productions.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units culminating in a product creation assignment. Initially, we will support you by way of demonstrations and walk-throughs; as you progress through the course, we will encourage you to be work on your own initiative and in groups.

Teaching is delivered by subject specialists, who draw from a vast amount of industry experience to support you in developing the skills needed in your future career. You will also have access to cutting-edge facilities and resources throughout your course.

Work Placement and Field Trips

There are no work placements on this course.

Some trips might be available, which will be optional. These are usually self-funded but sometimes subsidised by the College.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

All the equipment and resources you need are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Relevant software is available onsite and can be accessed externally through our remote worker.

Some trips might be available, which will be optional. These are usually self-funded but sometimes subsidised by the College.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

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