Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
31 August 2020TBCClare Learoyd

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

Interviews for Foundation Computing typically revolve around their career interests and how the candidate will get the necessary qualifications or prior experience. Qualifications the candidate has or is currently working towards and how they work in different situations and with others.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

For students who may not hold any recognised qualifications but are keen to start a career in computing.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course is designed for those who are interested in careers working in Computing but who cannot access the Level 2 course. Students work is heavily based in practical skills and how they can be applied in industry.

Your progress will be monitored partly online as you build a portfolio on all topics that you study. Each student will follow an Individual Learning Plan giving each individual the opportunity to achieve their own potential.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

This is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

With further training or study, learners may progress into computing related careers such as web development, programming, Animation or IT support services.

Progression to higher level qualifications is limited to those who fully complete all elements of the course, maintain a good level of attendance and have positive character references from their course tutors. Failure to meet any one of these criteria can prevent you from progressing to level 2 courses.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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