Computer Science Foundation Diploma Level 3

Computer Science Foundation Diploma Level 3

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Computer Science Foundation Diploma Level 3

Want to work in computer programming and make software for websites, and programs used within the computing industry?

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer science. It enables you to sample both Computer Science, Networking and Software Development and you will then be able to specialise in either of these disciplines in your second year when you progress on to the appropriate Level 3 Diploma course.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 71482-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19 +: £3,345 (Adult Learner Loans Available)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Fundamentals of computer systems

• Human computer interaction

• Principles of computer science

• Software design and development

• IT systems security and encryption

• Business applications of social media

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop skills in problem solving using modern programming languages. These include various areas: Software Development and C# and C++, PHP, CSS and Javascript. You will also gain the skills and confidence necessary to work in the world of computing.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed in a variety of ways. Four of the modules are externally assessed. The remaining modules will be assessed internally, usually through assignment. Support and guidance will be given by your tutor and the computer science department. 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

Printworks Campus

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at GCSE grade 4 or above (GCSE grade C) including English and maths at Grade C.

You will be placed on the course that matches your qualifications at enrolment.

What's next

You may enter the world of work, seek a higher apprenticeship, or progress onto a top-up course to increase your UCAS points to gain entry to our degree level courses (Applied Computing, or Networking and Systems Security).

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite