FdSc Software Engineering SUBJECT TO VALIDATION

Level: 5

Delivery Method: Foundation Degree Full time and Part time and Apprenticeship route.

Typical Duration/length of course:  12-24 Months

Fees: £6165/yr


Entry Requirements:

GCSE English and Maths 9-4 (A*- C) Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken. UCAS Tariff Points 112 comprised of one of the following: Minimum 3 A levels at BBC or; Level 3 BTEC grades DMM or;Access Diploma 


Mature applicants who may not meet standard entry requirements but have significant relevant experience, may be considered. They will be required to undertake a written task and attend an interview. IELTS score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 scored in each individual element) is required of applicants for whom English is not their first language.  


Apprentices will apply direct to the college and will need workplace support. 

Course Code: IOH5021



Course Overview:

The Foundation degree will prepare the student for a specialist role as a Software Engineer. On successful completion the candidate may progress to Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions (subject to validation) gaining a Degree Apprenticeship as a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional.


This specialist pathway will include design build and test of software solutions, application of engineering principles to all stages of the software development process, including security robustness. Students will undertake analysis and design to create artefacts, perform actions and tests to improve quality and efficiency, and produce tools for configuration management, version control and software build.


The student will also learn how to work in teams and collaborate with others, having significant responsibility for elements of software projects in their role. 


After successful completion of this course you can progress onto the BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions (subject to validation)


  • computer programmer

  • Technical architect

  • Graphical user interface designer

  • sales analyst

  • web or mobile app developer

  • games developer

  • Security analyst

  • Software Engineer.