BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

Student will undergo the Level 4&5 Diploma in Information Technology and complete the final year with University of Portsmouth
Awarding Body
University of Portsmouth
Duration
18-24 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY
Study Mode
D/L & WORK-BASED
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Awarding Body
University of Portsmouth
Duration
18-24 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY
Study Mode
D/L & WORK-BASED
Download Brochure
Download programme details

Programme Overview

In the digital age, it's essential to keep your skills up to date if you work in IT or computing. On this BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Learning at Work course, you can sharpen your IT and computing skills and get a degree while you work.

You'll develop your analytical, research, problem solving and decision making abilities alongside your IT skills. You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company while learning about the current and future IT and computing requirements of businesses competing in the digital age.

Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. The way you learn is flexible, so you can study wherever is most convenient for you and schedule your studies around your existing commitments.

You can tailor the course to match your professional and personal aspirations and your employer's objectives. You can specialise in areas such as emerging technologies, programming or web design.

Course Content

Level 4 Modules

IT401 - Information Technology and IT Ethics ( 20 Credits )
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations.
IT402 - Mathematics and Statistics for IT (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics and equip learners with the mathematical skills to analyse and solve problems that will enable them to work within the field of IT.
IT403 - PC Maintenance and Operating Systems (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide knowledge of personal computer hardware. Successful completion of this unit will enable learners to install a computer system unit and operating system and conduct troubleshooting.
IT404 - Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts (20 Credits)
This unit aims to explain the concepts of photo editing. This will enable learners to insert photos into documents such as user manuals and the IT structure of an organization.
IT405 - Graphical User Interface (GUI) (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languages and GUI programming.
IT406 - Web Design (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with skills in website design and development. This includes techniques for writing web pages with Hypertext Markup (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Level 5 Modules

IT501 - Technopreneurship ( 20 Credits )
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.
IT502 - Network Security (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents.
IT503 - C#.NET Programming (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#.
IT504 - System Administration (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows.
IT505 - Content Management Systems (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to use content management systems (CMS) as a tool for the creation of digital content.
IT506 - Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce (20 Credits)
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of business to consumer e-commerce.

Final Year Modules

Work-based learning (WBL) projects
Most of your learning will come from work-based learning (WBL) projects. These are projects that are valuable to your employer, which you complete at work. For example, developing an IT solution for your organisation. You'll research, analyse and present a well-reasoned recommendation to your employer as a professional report.

These projects won't involve activities you do in your day-to-day job as they need to involve new learning for you. You'll do most of the work for these projects in your normal working hours.
Taught modules
You can study campus-based or distance learning modules to expand your knowledge and understanding or to develop new skills in a more structured way.

Modules that previous students have studied include Computer Systems, Human-Computer Interaction Design, Design for Computer Animation, Web Engineering and Design, Information Security, Animation Programming and Scripting.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
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Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology

Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3 or high school equivalent award

Should be at least 18 years old

Entry to Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology

Completion of Level 4

Course Duration

Assessment is through coursework for level 4 & 5 and the final year is assessed by undertaking Work-Based Learning (WBL) projects valuable to your employer.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is the recognition of non-certified learning towards a full unit or a qualification. You are able to gain credits using your previous regulated or unregulated qualifications or work experience. You can submit your CV for an evaluation of the RPL eligibility here.

Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
Please contact admissions office to get details on the latest tuition fee.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process.

Enrol in Level 4&5 Diploma (Equivalent to First 2 Years)
You will be enrolled to the final year upon completion of Level 4 & 5
Standard Route

Easy Monthly Payments

Access to LMS
Easy 12 instalments
Complete in 12 months
Unlimited tutor support
Requires submitting 1 assignment per month
£155
/month
Get Started
Flexi Mode

Academic Pathway

Free Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Access to LMS
No monthly payments
Complete at your own pace
Priority support
Unlimited tutor support
Dedicated counselor
No additional bank charges
Career guidance & advise
£1,600
1-time
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Fast-Track

Easy Monthly Payments

Access to LMS
Easy 6 instalments
Complete in 6 months
Priority support
Unlimited tutor support
Requires submitting 2 assignments per month
£290
/month
Get Started
Total Fee £6,170

(120 credits)

PAYMENT TERMS

Payment Terms
Pay in Full: £6,170

  • Installment plans are available on request. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information!
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