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FdSc Computing Technologies

A vocational degree that places emphasis on practical learning and linking academic theory to practice and application, aligning with local business, industry-led assessments and work placements.

Why Choose This Course?

This course is suitable for students who have achieved a level 3 computing qualification and/or has relevant working industry experience.

The course has been devised to develop a wide range of employable skills and knowledge in the field of computing and is the result of consultations with employers, experts and specialist staff. You will build on some aspects of computing that you already know, but will also come across new and challenging work that will broaden your expertise and make you aware of new possibilities. Apart from learning about computer systems and networks, you will also develop skills in digital media, websites, databases and Linux.

You will undertake a work placement during the course that will provide an opportunity to engage with an employer, understand working practice and demonstrate your value in a way that will generate a positive reference for the future. Throughout the course, you will develop skills that will help prepare you for employment or for further study.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
Level 5
Truro College
2 years
Foundation Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Small Classes

Excellent Tutor Support

Modern Facilities

Subject Specific Lecturers

Computing And IT 0005

Industry recognised certifications

Alongside the FdSc Computer Technology, you will be given the opportunity to train and obtain recognised industry certifications such as CISCO, BCS Programming and COMPTIA A+ and Network +.

Computing And IT

Creative Practical Computing Projects

Investigate, analyse and create practical working solutions to a range of real-life business-related IT problems. Increase your ability to liaise, communicate and network with local and regional businesses and develop confidence and employment opportunities.


Workshops and Work Placements

Attend workshops, structured to encourage critical thinking and analysis, developing personal interests in various disciplines of computing. Gain valuable working industry experience within the IT sector through work placements.

What Will I Learn?


Year 1

  • Networks
  • Client-Server Scripting
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • Digital Media Concepts
  • Problem Solving and Programming

Year 2

  • IT Security Forensics
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Managing IT
  • Project Management and group project
  • Network Services
  • Shell Programming & Scripting

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Where Will It Take Me?

FdSc graduates often choose to continue their studies by taking an additional one year course which provides a ‘top-up’ to a BSc (Hons) degree. In the past, FdSc graduates have progressed on to employment with both national and regional employers.


  • Network Engineer
  • Front End Developer
  • Computer Engineer
  • IT Support
  • Public Services

Progression: FdSc Computer Technology graduates may progress on to a BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies at Truro Campus or a BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Plymouth.

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Assessment Arrangements

Assessment Arrangements include coursework, reports, essays, presentations and an exam.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Level: NGCSE English and GCSE Maths at Grade 4/C together with one of the following:

  • A minimum of 48 tariff points at A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification
  • Access to Higher Education: Considered on an individual basis
  • National and Advanced Diplomas in a relevant subject
  • Level 3 qualifications achieved in the workplace will be taken into consideration

Applications from mature students without academic credentials will be considered on an individual basis but must prove they are capable of Higher Education study.

Additional Information

Duration: Two years full time, three years part time

Location: Truro

Awarding Body: University of Plymouth

UCAS Course Code:  I100

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What you could earn

  • IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • Programmers and Software Development Professionals
  • Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers
  • Financial Administrative Occupations
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