This foundation pathway is for students wishing to progress on to undergraduate degree courses in a wide range of computer-related subjects including Computer Science, Business Information Technology, Computer Systems and Networking and Computer Security.
There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study in the UK in order that students who graduate from our programme are well equipped with the skills and attributes required for degree level study.
In the first part, there is a focus on improving academic, mathematical and language skills as well as introductory modules to computer systems and programming. In the second and third parts of the course, the main focus is on the three depth modules of computing, further mathematics and business studies.
The computer science module covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, networks and web development. The course is practically based with a strong emphasis on applying learning to real life situations in different fields. Students also have the opportunity to complete a project which allows for more in-depth study of a chosen topic, and helps to develop research and analytical skills which are so important in order to succeed at a higher academic level.
Further Mathematics is an essential topic for students wishing to apply for computer-related degree courses and this module provides a sure foundation for later studies in these fields.
Business Studies introduces students to the ways in which business organisations of all types function. It examines the global environment in which businesses operate and how they can respond to external factors. It also introduces students to different fields of business such as human resource management, marketing and financial management. Many degree courses and careers in computing are inextricably linked to the world of business, and therefore an introduction to different business topics is an invaluable asset.
The course is taught by tutors with a passion for their subject and have, in many cases, practical experience in different business and computing industries. It will give you a thorough preparation for your degree level studies and also an insight into the career options available after you have graduated.