This course is based at out Stamford campus and suitable for those who wish to further develop their careers in the IT industry. Work based learning elements are key throughout your studies on the FdSc and, therefore, it is ideal for either full-time or part-time study alongside an existing IT position.
The foundation degree was created by consulting with local employers such as BGL Group (Compare the Market) to ensure the course meets their needs and ensures graduates have the skills required for industry.
Computing is changing our world by the way we work and the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too. This course studies the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change.
You will study a number of modules designed to promote your professional growth and personal development whilst providing an opportunity to build upon these directly through a combination of work- based learning projects and traditional classroom based study. During your studies you will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build specialist knowledge within computing.
The field of computing offers a wealth of opportunities across a range of specialist fields and the variety of course options on offer means that you can fine-tune your degree to focus on particular areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career.
Employability is a key focus with guest speakers from industry, real case studies, vocational assignment scenarios and modules that have been developed alongside employers. Work-based learning modules will encourage you to reflect on and further develop the professional skills gained in the work place. Students also take part the Global Day of Code and Agile Peterborough events, along with regular sessions for meeting professionals and build working relationships.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
This qualification is awarded by The Open University and delivered by University Centre Peterborough.
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