SELECT UCS.mcr_ucrs UcasCode,srs_ipo.ipo_seqn,srs_ipp.ipp_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iref,srs_ipp.ipp_titl,srs_ippn.*,ins_dpt.dpt_name,ins_dpt.dpt_snam,men_xon.xon_newv,UCS.mcr_olbc,UCS.mcr_olb3,srs_ipo.ipo_begd,ins_lca.lca_name,srs_crs.crs_leng crs_leng,UCS.mcr_cgpc ApplyRoute,ins_moa.moa_name , ins_moa.moa_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iuse IPPUSE, UCS.mcr_iuse MCRUSE,UCS.mcr_schc, ins_cmp.cmp_name, ins_dpt.dpt_code, Case WHEN srs_ipo.ipo_iuse is null then 'Y' else srs_ipo.ipo_iuse end AS ipo_iuse, srs_crs.crs_uomc, srs_ipo.ipo_end2,srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc,UCS.MCR_RECR, srs_ipo.ipo_udf9, srs_ipp.ipp_prgc, CRS_UDFI, srs_ipp.ipp_subj, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 mcr_uvst FROM srs_mcr WHERE mcr_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND mcr_uvst = 'Y' AND mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND mcr_aesc = 'U') = 'Y' THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS Clearing, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 crs_udf4 FROM srs_crs WHERE crs_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND crs_udf4 IS NOT NULL AND crs_iuse = 'Y' AND crs_schc = 'PWLV') IS NOT NULL THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS PGLoans FROM srs_ipp INNER JOIN srs_ippn on srs_ippn.ippn_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_mcr UCS On UCS.mcr_code = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_dpt On ins_dpt.dpt_code = srs_ipp.ipp_dptc LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_prg On ins_prg.prg_code = srs_ipp.ipp_prgc LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_ipo On srs_ipo.ipo_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_lca ON srs_ipo.ipo_lcac = ins_lca.lca_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_crs ON srs_crs.crs_code = substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code,0,len(srs_ipp.ipp_code)) LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_moa On ins_moa.moa_code = UCS.mcr_moac LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_CBO ON (srs_CBO.cbo_crsc = srs_crs.crs_code And srs_cbo.cbo_ayrc = srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc and srs_cbo.cbo_blok = srs_ipo.ipo_blok AND srs_cbo.cbo_occl = srs_ipo.ipo_occl ) AND cbo_cmp1 IS NOT Null LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_cmp On ins_cmp.cmp_code = srs_CBO.cbo_cmp1 LEFT OUTER JOIN men_xon On men_xon.xon_oldv = ins_prg.prg_code WHERE srs_ipp.ipp_code LIKE 'CC006F%' AND srs_ipp.ipp_iuse = 'Y' AND UCS.mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND (srs_ipp.ipp_stat = 'P' OR srs_ipp.ipp_code != 'CC006F31TCD') ORDER BY ipp_iref DESC, ipp_code
The University of Wolverhampton

FD (Science)Foundation Degree (Science) Computing

Why choose this course?

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.

What happens on the course?

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.

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

Career path

Your Foundation Degree leads to a range of employment opportunities in the IT industry such as:

IT Technician

IT and User Support Services

Network Technician

Database Administrator

You also have the option to progress to a full BSc honours degree in a computing/IT subject.

What skills will you gain?

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.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level minimum of EE.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP.
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

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:

  • Computing Software Development
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Networks

Other Requirements

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

Course fees and finance

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.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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