- STUDY MODE Full-Time
Students will experience…
Project based learning: You will manage projects from beginning to end, solving employer-generated problems and maximising higher skills.
Active partnerships with employers: You will form working relationships with peers, staff, partner employers and the wider community. You will learn how to recognise and act on opportunities and to initiate, organise and manage ventures.
Confidence to learn, forget and relearn – as you would in industry: You will be treated as a unique investor in your working future rather than individuals accessing courses.
Real research and development: You will undertake detailed research, enquiry, writing and analysis and communicate results effectively.
Employer Partner: Dominos Pizza HQ, based Milton Keynes
Project: Food Aggregation/Interface System
Curriculum Link(s): Programming, Managing a Successful Project
Overview: Dominos are working with their partners to create a system for interfacing with different food providers. Students were asked to find ways to design the back-end ordering system.
Our software pathway gives students the opportunity to further explore:
• Software development lifecycles – the software development lifecycle is an integrated process that promotes building good quality, secure software throughout the entire development process. Theoretical understanding will be translated into practical skills through an actual software development lifecycle project and students will become confident in the use of particular tools and techniques relevant to a chosen methodology, as used in industry.
All of our programmes are assessed with a mix of controlled assessments and assignment/coursework. Projects completed as part of the course(s) are based on live briefs from industry employers, ensuring relevant workplace experience and potential job prospects. Students are expected to complete an extended work experience placement to give them the best opportunity for progressing onto higher education, apprenticeships and/or full-time employment.
At Level 4/5 entry, total qualification time is estimated at 1,200 hours per academic year, of which 480 hours are guided learning hours. This equates to approx. 15 hours per week taught (face-to-face and e-learning) and 15+ hours per week independent self-study during term time. Additional time is allocated for work experience and/or industry placement.
This course can be studied both full-time in one-year and part-time in two-years.
At Level 4/5 entry, students are expected to have achieved at least 32-48 UCAS points in computing, information technology or similar discipline – e.g. C grade at A-Level, MP grade at BTEC/OCR/UAL Level 3, Pass at Access – or relevant industry experience considered.
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