Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Computing


The Foundation Degree in Computing helps to equip learners with a valuable set of advanced IT skills, as well as helping to develop academic and practical knowledge of the subject. A broad range of topics that range from Machine Architecture to Networking and Programming mean that this is an ideal course to join if you would like to access a graduate career in Computing. This course will be running at University Campus Aylesbury Vale

Where can I study?

What will I learn?

This course has been designed to develop individuals with the potential to succeed in today’s fast-moving IT world. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to get you started in a promising IT career, whether in networking, programming, web design or any other sector of the industry.

Example modules
Computer Architecture
Programming Concepts
Application Programming
Web Application Development
Business Modelling
Interface Design
Contemporary Issues in Digital Technology

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a mixture of exams, projects and practical-based assessments.

Entry requirements

A full Level 3 qualification or equivalent such as A-levels. Minimum 160 UCAS points with passes in maths and English at GCSE. For mature students, relevant industry experience can be taken into account. An existing job in IT is helpful but not essential.

Additional information

Students will be required to undertake 300 hours of work placement in the second year of the course.


A Foundation Degree is a standalone qualification that will give you access to work in the IT industry, or you can apply through UCAS to top-up your qualification with an additional full-time year at university to achieve a full Bachelor’s Degree.

Career opportunities

An FD Computing qualification will open up opportunities for entry into graduate jobs in roles such as programming, software engineering, web design or web programming.

Costs & funding

Please contact Admissions for further costings.

Course Specification

Qualification type: Level 5
Mode of study: Part-Time Courses
Start date: September
Course code: HCOMPL5FD
Duration (weeks): 30

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Fees for 2018/19 are yet to be confirmed. Please contact Admissions for further information 

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