The Foundation degree in IT for e-business (Web Specialist Level 4/5) - NTI
Location: Richmond Business School
Price: £6000 (£11000.00 non-EU) . If you are concerned about fee’s for higher education courses , please see below to find out about student loans.
Start Date: September 2012
Time: 10:00-6pm (Please note this course is only one day per week and is day release)
Number of Weeks: 36 for 2 years
A foundation degree is a degree level qualification which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and productivity in the work place.
Foundation degrees focus on a particular job or profession - in this case Web Specialists. They are intended to increase the professional and technical skills of current or potential staff within a web professions, or intending to go into web professions.
This foundation degree is the equivalent of two thirds of a full honours degree and is a fully flexible qualification.
This two-year full time Foundation degree in IT for e-business 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
This course provides an equal balance of theory, 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:
Actual modules studied on the course
Level 4 (Year 1)
Level 5(Year 2)
Technical Skills and technologies developed on the course include
Students will also have opportunities to develop employability and enterprise skills through opportunities available within the college. Please note the programme specification is currently being refreshed for 2011/2012 for June. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
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.
How to Apply:
Students are advised to apply via UCAS http://www.ucas.co.uk/
Our UCAS information is:
Course code: G450
Campus code: I
Institution code: K84
Due to the nature of the majority of applicants at RACC being adult learners - RACC is able to accept late UCAS applications throughout the year. It is advised to apply early due to the limited number of places on this course.
Support with your fees:
Please note, if you are concerned about fees you could be entitled to a student loan which could cover the fees of this course.
Please read the Kingston University update on fees for the foundation degree and financial support. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees-for-courses-starting-in-2012/
General guidance from student finance direct on getting a student loan:
Bring To First Class: USB memory stick, Notepad, paper.
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 course. Materials and assessments are made available online and students are supported remotely. Attendance of lectures is required at a minimum of 85%. Should your employment or personal life impact your study you are strongly advised to contact the course leader.
What Next ? Further Study and Career Opportunities:
In the third year you can top up your Foundation Degree to a full Honours Degree through Kingston University in Computer Science. The CAT credits you achieve on the course (240 overall) can enable you to apply for level 6 modules through the Open University. 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 organised by the placements office.
Students on the course have access to the colleges own careers advice and guidance service , access to career support as part of the professional skills module and also ongoing access to the universities own career and employment service : You can find out more here http://www.kingston.ac.uk/careers/index.php
If you are interested to find out more about careers in web design and related jobs, please view our prospects information on this page: https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/PlanningYourCareer/JobProfiles/Pages/JobFamily0004.aspx
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