Higher Level Apprenticeship in Cloud Computing Technologies

You will complete a Foundation Degree in Cloud Computing Technologies along with work related qualifications over a three-year period. The Foundation Degree (FD) in Cloud Computing Technologies is aimed at meeting the local demand of Cloud experts in Northern Ireland. It will cover a range of computing specialisms allowing successful students to follow different career paths. Enter a short description here.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 11070

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

This course is also available for the following academic years:

  2023/24 Academic Year

An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00

Course Structure

The Foundation Degree consists of 40 credits (normally 2 modules) per semester in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. 

Modules include:

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Cloud Fundamentals
  • Web Technologies and Applications 
  • Data, Information and SQL Software Testing Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Cloud Development
  • Innovative Delivery of Mobile Applications
  • Work-based Learning                         

Contact Hours

Contact Hours per Week

7 hours' contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

19 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above or Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

GCSE Maths

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above (or university equivalent)

3 Additional GCSE’s

  • In addition to Maths and English, three additional GCSE’s at Grade C or above are required

UCAS

A minimum of 48 UCAS points:

  • A levels  OR
  • Level 3 Diploma

Access Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with an overall average of 45+%

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level
  • B2 IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL

  • 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

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, project-based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course could lead to either a career in the computing industry or to related degree programmes.  SERC offer a 1 year degree top-up for this programme.

How will it make me more employable?
The course provides the opportunity to undertake a placement within the computing industry to assist you in developing real-life experience and practical skills that employers want. You will learn transferable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving and critical thinking which will help you to apply for 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. 

Additional Costs
None

Accreditation
Open University

Course Modules

Modules include:

Computational Mathematics

Computer Systems

Programming Fundamentals

Cloud Fundamentals

Web Technologies and Applications 

Data, Information and SQL

Software Testing Data Analytics and Visualisation

Cloud Development Innovative Delivery of Mobile Applications

Work-based Learning 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00

Enquiries Information

For more information or help with this course send us an enquiry and a member of our team will get back in touch.

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy.

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Higher Education

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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Bangor

05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00

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Downpatrick

05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00

20+

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Lisburn

05/09/2022
Time: 09:00-18:00

20+

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Cant find the session you are looking for?
This course is also available for the following academic years:

  2023/24 Academic Year

An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

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