Cornwall College : cornwallcollege Foundation Degree: FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development - Software Cornwall


Foundation Degree: FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development.

About the course

This course is for anyone wishing to gain a university-level computer networking and software development qualification. It is designed to provide a thorough grounding and is therefore a combination of the practical and theoretical aspects which reflect current practice and advances.

Entry requirements

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma – PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas – 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email

What will I do on the course?

The FdSc in Computing, Networking & Software Development has been specifically designed and written to ensure that our graduates join industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands.

This is achieved by combining formal lectures and hands-on practical experience, embedding work-based learning and incorporating Cisco and Microsoft vendor qualifications. There is a variety of work-based learning opportunities available to you through both paid and unpaid internships which satisfy short term contracts and you will have the support of your employer and college staff. Internships range from software or website development to network security or installation.

Students who successfully complete the FdSc in Computing, Networking and Software Development may progress to Stage 3 level-6, the final stage, of either:

  • BSc (Hons) Computing; or
  • BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing

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Tel: 01209 616270 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9am- 4pm)




Level 3 Apprenticeship: we are currently piloting a new apprenticeship offer for those who wish to study whilst working. The apprenticeship has been developed by employers from the software development industry.


This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of software development as well as those softer business and communication skills up to Software Tester level (Level 3).


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Touch typing

10 weeks, £250 or fully funded (January and April)


Within the software development industry – developers will often create their own style of typing. To ensure accuracy is maintained we will often look at the screen, this takes our eye off the data and slows our speed, thus reducing our effectiveness.


How about attending a touch typing course (2 hours, one evening a week for 10 weeks).


By being shown how to touch type and with plenty of practice both on the course and in the workplace you will be amazed just how much faster and more accurate you can be in just 10 weeks!


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