Higher Level Apprenticeship in Computing
The Higher Level Apprenticeship allows you to gain certification while working for a local company, requiring attendance at college one day per week.
Students are required to undertake mandatory modules equating to 180 credits.
Mandatory modules include:
- Introduction to Programming 1 (10 Credits)
- Computer Systems (20 credits)
- Effective Learning in Computing (10 credits)
- Introduction to Databases with SQL (20 credits)
- Introduction to Programming 2 (10 credits)
- Network Technology (20 credits)
- Computational Mathematics (20 credits)
- Professional Practice in an ICT Context (10 credits)
- Object-oriented Programming (20 credits)
- Work-based learning (40 credits)
Students must also undertake a further 60 credits' worth of optional modules (listed below). Currently the optional modules are structured into two distinct pathways; however, it may be possible to study modules from both paths depending on timetable constraints.
Optional modules will be a choice of:
Pathway 1 – Programming
- Programming in .NET (20 credits)
- Software testing Methods (10 credits)
- Web Application Development (10 credits)
- Games Development (10 credits)
- Mobile Application Development (10 credits)
Pathway 2- Infrastructure Support
- Wide Area Networking (20 credits)
- Internet Server Management (20 credits)
- Networking Infrastructure (10 credits)
- Network Security (10 credits).
*Optional modules are subject to minimal student number requirements and therefore module availability may vary.
This course may grant you privileges as an Associate student of Ulster University and you may have access to a number of University services and facilities, including membership to the Ulster Univedon;trsity sports centre and access to physical and online library materials. To find out more visit UU Associate Student.
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- GCSE English GCSE English Language Grade C or above
- GCSE Maths GCSE Mathematics Grade C (or University-approved equivalent)
- 2 Additional GCSEs In addition to Maths and English, two additional GCSEs at Grade C or above are required
- A minimum of 64 UCAS points including: A levels OR Level 3 Diploma in Computing
- Access Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma with an overall average of 45+% International requirements
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
- Level B2 IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5
- Trinity ISE: Pass at Level III or other University-approved equivalent qualifications
Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
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The course provides the opportunity to undertake employment within the computing industry whilst completing the Foundation Degree in Computing. This will enable you to gain industry experience at the same time as completing your academic qualification.
You will learn transferrable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving and critical thinking which will help you to apply to relevant jobs within the computing industry. The programme is designed to facilitate your development of a range of graduate qualities that are highly valued in the workplace. Throughout the course industry standard software and equipment is utilised with a focus on the core industrial skills required for the computing industry.
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