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A full dedicated area for this course on the RACC website is on : http://www.racc.ac.uk/he-racc / containing more detailed information This two-year full time higher education course offers you the exciting new opportunity to study towards a Foundation Degree in IT for E-Business as a Web Specialist. This course is accredited by Kingston University but offered in partnership with RACC
- Level 3 Access to HE Programmes in Computing, Business , Media or other related fields - Equivalent Work experience in IT and Computing - Minimum of a PPP in the BTEC National Diploma in IT related subjects, Level 3 NVQ - International Baccalaureate passed at a suitable level. - A minimum of 140 Ucas points at AS/A2 - Literacy and Numeracy at a minimum of Level 2 is required (equivalent of GCSE grade C in Maths, English) - An interview to assess your suitability is required prior to acceptance onto the programme - Overseas qualifications of equivalent standard to the above. A full dedicated area for this course on the RACC website is on : http://www.racc.ac.uk/he-racc/
This course provides an equal balance of knowledge and practical skills required to design, plan, implement and manage websites for the e-business needs of a company. The course is equivalent to an undergraduate programme at University therefore contains a proportionate element of theory and practical work required as part of the course. The learning outcomes of the course are: o Describe how to set-up and manage a website, apply that knowledge in a practical way as well as compare commonly used web technologies and illustrate how they work. o Explain content design, content management, indexing and linking and apply these principles to the design of a web based information system o Describe the principles of designing a good human-computer interface, applying these principles to a system design project o Evaluate publishing software and implement effective solutions o Compare and contrast examples of web applications o Capture business rules and constraints to enable development of application software and databases and describe the principles of database design and administration, outlining the concepts of relational and object relational databases o Demonstrate a sound understanding of the marketing opportunities and legal issues associated with the design and implementation of web sites . Actual modules studied on the course Level 4 (Year 1) Introduction to Programming (Visual C#) Computer Systems Fundamentals Professional Skills Introduction to Multimedia Production Website Development & Management Systems Analysis and Design Project Level 4 (A Live Work based project) Level 5(Year 2) Advanced Website Development and Production Data Server Technology Information and Project Management Understanding Information E-Commerce Applications Business Systems Analysis (HCI and UML) Project Management Level 5 (A double module work based project) Technical Skills and technologies developed on the course include XHTML/CSS/Dreamweaver/Photoshop CS5, Apache, MySQL , PHP, Flash CS5, Actionscript AS3.0, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, C# & Ajax
The course is assessed via a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and practical work. Elements which are assessed only by exam constitute approximately 10% of the overall course. You are also able to submit work based products as evidence of meeting assessment outcomes.
If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email email@example.com You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: http://www.racc.ac.uk/infodays If you would like general information about the college, for example, higher education fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. A resource has been setup specially to advise students on money matters on the Kingston university website on : http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/money-matters / A special website is available for all students interested in the foundation degree(web specialist) on http://nti.kingston.ac.uk/foundation_degrees/outline.php?id=90 The main fees for the course are paid at Kingston University directly, however you will be required to pay an administration fee to RACC for 100 Applicants are advised to visit the dedicated area for this course on the RACC website : http://www.racc.ac.uk/he-racc/
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This course is not an online distance learning course. Attendance at workshops and lectures are required only 1 day a week in the delivery hours of the coure. Materials and assessments are made available online and students are supported remotely. Attendance of lectures is required at a minimum of 80%. Should your employment or personal life impact your study you are strongly advised to contact the course leader
In the third year you can top up your Foundation Degree to a full Honours Degree through Kingston University in Computer Science. The Foundation Degree is also a recognized qualification in its own right, you will be able to go straight into industry and apply your skills. The course also has an option of being converted into a sandwich degree in which your third year can be spent in industry in a placement organized by the placements office
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How much homework will I need to do outside of class? You are advised to spend between 8 12 hours of study time independently on this programme per week. What will happen if I miss a class? Attendance on HE programmes is essential to keep up to date with the intensive nature of the programme a level of 80% is necessary or your continuation of the programme will need to be reassessed . You are advised to contact your course leader proactively if lessons are missed. Attendance at exams is compulsory When will the exams take place? Exams take place at the end of both semesters (January and June) Will I get HE credits on this course? Yes by completing modules in each year you will completed 120 CAT Credits each year. CAT Credits are equivalent to Higher education undergraduate programmes Is there any tutorial support? Yes, you will be able to request tutorial support through each module leader and also individual guidance and coaching through your programme through the module leader. What is a foundation degree? Foundation degrees are two-year higher education qualifications that were first offered in 2001-02. They are designed to meet skills shortages at the higher technical and associate professional levels. Foundation degrees are one level below the honours degree but carry progression directly into the third year of an honours degree in Computing and Information systems at Kingston University (Top up to Honours). Other universities a such as the Open University also accept HE credits into their top up programmes.
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