This course will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a variety of computing/IT professions. It provides a broad foundation in website design, website management, systems implementation and networks.
Focusing on employability skills within the IT industry you will gain valuable experience working within local companies on a variety of IT projects, while developing the academic skills needed to cope with a rapidly moving environment.
The foundation degree provides an excellent stepping stone to allow you to move directly into a career in Computing or to move easily onto a full honours degree programme.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential skills of programming, computer systems and systems design and development.
There will be ample opportunities to undertake independent investigations and group projects. You will gain essential employability skills and have the opportunity to put these into practice.
You will further develop your skills in website design and management, project management and network concepts and techniques. In addition, you will work on projects both in industry and within the college.
You will carry out work placements and projects with regional, national or multinational companies based in the local area.
You will study in small friendly groups in purpose built facilities.
You will have the opportunity to study Professional Accredited CISCO or Microsoft Courses as part of your Foundation Degree.
Your Foundation Degree leads to a range of employment opportunities in the IT industry such as:
IT and User Support Services
You also have the option to progress to a full BSc honours degree in a computing/IT subject.
At the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and practices relating to computing.
You will be able to apply a range of technical and methodological skills relevant to the design and development of computer systems.
You will apply a range of professional skills and techniques, personal qualities, attributes and global responsibilities essential for successful performance in the computing industry.
There will be ample opportunity to demonstrate the development of generic transferable skills such as problem solving, communication, working individually and in teams.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible to progress onto one of Top Up programmes to gain a Computer Science Degree at University of Wolverhampton.
Routes offered include:
Those meeting the entry requirements maybe invited to attend an interview with a member of College staff.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.