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FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development*

Level 5 • Part-time • Digital Academy department


This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications. Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite. The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand. The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments. You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2. During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.

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FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development*

Level 5 • Full-time • Digital Academy department


This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications. Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite. The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand. The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments. You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2. During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.

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BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies

Level 6 • Full-time • Digital Academy department


The programme is designed as a one year top-up to the FdSc Computing, Networking & Software Development programme offered at Cornwall College or an equivalent FdSc. It offers development and in depth study in the field of evolving computing technologies and also gives you the opportunity to further your specialisation in either the field of networking or software development. The preparation of study for vendor certifications alongside the academic qualification ensures you will meet the needs of industry. You will study an individual 40-credit project module, together with a common core of 60 credits. These include E-Business for the Entrepreneur, Digital Forensics and Agile Methods. There are a further 20 credits of electives for you to choose, from either the Networking route, studying Advanced Networking, or the Software Development route, studying Advanced Object Oriented Programming. Programme content is informed by and supported by national and local industry. Study will be through formal lectures, tutor led seminars, blended learning and self-directed research and study. There will be practical workshops in computer suites and in the Cisco Networking Lab.

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ICT Systems & Principles For IT Professionals Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Digital Academy department


This course is designed to give students a chance to explore different areas in I.T. with more freedom than most other courses. The freedom allows them to develop real skills and find out which areas of computing interest them the most. Success is through successfully completing practical tasks under supervised conditions. The work does include a few relevant questions to check knowledge but there are no exams. Assessment is kept to a minimum to allow plenty of time for learning.

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Skills For Digital Professionals Suite

Level 3 • Full-time • Digital Academy department


The digital world today comprises many varied roles in software development, website creation and administration as well as hardware and network infrastructure opportunities. This course encompasses these roles so that you might best find out where your skills, talents and interests lie. The main qualification is the Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in IT in which you can study HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C and Java, among other languages, which are combined to produce the modern web sites and mobile applications. With this toolset you can do almost anything. You’ll also learn how computers work and how to maintain and repair them. You will gain insight into how networks operate and learn how to set them up, secure and monitor their performance. This course is ideal if you like anything from social media and e-commerce, to building computers, gaming and local area networks! You are in the digital age and you are the driver, where is your destination? In addition you will also broaden your horizons by: • Undertaking embedded work experience run by our local business partners • Hearing from local guest speakers • Undertaking industry visits • Participating in teambuilding and confidence building activities • Gaining the opportunity to undertake free additional learning courses from our Cisco Academy. Those who successfully complete this course are guaranteed a place on our FdSc Computing, Networking & Software Development degree at our Camborne campus. Alternatively you could progress on to our Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 with one of our partner Software Cornwall businesses. This course allows you to select a pathway that best suits your career aspirations. The pathways available are: IT Practitioner EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 (Systems Support) IT Practitioners EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 (Web Development) This course allows you to select a pathway that best

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