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Computing (Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship FdSc) (Subject to approval)

Computing & IT

Course Overview

This programme enables employees to undertake a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Computing, whilst gaining valuable industry based experience. The programme is delivered part time on day release from work one day per week. The course is an opportunity to develop key industry specific skills and knowledge with a desire to pursue a career within the sector. It will give students the ability to study a range of units with opportunities to explore different specialisms and a chance to consider a wide range of career opportunities within the Computing sector with a focus on Software Development.Over the course of three years, units are delivered through the completion of practical application through project- based learning. Assessments involve class tests, practical exercises, case study and work- based assignments including live observation assessment. The course will allow students enhance career prospects in a range of job roles within the Computing sector.
  • Start Date
    16 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship FdSc in Computing
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Part time per annum fee to be confirmed

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

56 UCAS points plus GCSE Maths Grade C minimum AND GCSE English Grade C OR Essential Skills Level 2 Communications; OR APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit for details).You will also need to be employed in a job role relevant to the chosen industry.

ROI Requirements

56 UCAS points plus OLC (Grade 04 or above) to include Maths and English; OR APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit for details). You will also need to be employed in a job role relevant to the chosen industry.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

You will be employed by a company relevant to your chosen profession. You can upskilling and moving to a new job role or a newly recruited employee taking up a permanent contract of employment.

What's Next?

Further Study

If pathways to HLA level 6 - 7 studies exist, then participants may wish to consider continuing their progression as a Higher Level Apprentice. Successful completion of the course depending on grade enables progression to the second year of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Ulster University, to similar degrees at other universities, or directly into Computing and IT related employment.

Career Prospects

A pathway to a diverse range of Computing related career opportunities including; Web Developer Mobile Application Developer Software engineer Data Engineer Computer Programmer Network Engineer System Analyst Service Desk Engineer There will be many opportunities to link with local employers through project-based learning, guest speakers, site visits and career networking events. The experienced team have a range of employer links to support in developing opportunities to network within this thriving sector. The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the key concepts required to work within a thriving sector or undertake further study at honours degree level in Computing.


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