Steph Smith studied the Foundation degree in Computing at University Campus Aylesbury Vale. Read about her experience here.
"I chose to study the Foundation Degree in Computing at Aylesbury College as the course content was ideal for me in terms of developing the knowledge I needed to be more effective at work. I had just completed an apprenticeship and wanted to develop myself further. My manager and I decided that this was the best course available as it covered the key areas I needed including networking and databases.
I currently work in IT Support with Systech Instruments Ltd, where I’m the first point of call for all IT issues. I’m responsible for managing servers, hardware, network software and for 60 users and I resolve IT issues for three companies within the Systech Illinois group.
The course has helped me with my job role mainly with the networking side of things as well as how to create documentation. I have found using diagrams across different aspects of the modules has helped me develop documentation and planning alongside my job. In terms of my next steps I am enjoying working at Systech and intend to continue. I aim to complete the one-year top up to a full degree qualification."