Computing Foundation

Foundation course

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Do you want to pursue a degree in computing but lack the necessary qualifications? If so, our Computing Foundation course is for you.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to progress to an undergraduate degree in computing including hands-on experience with the latest software. Our course covers;

  • computing
  • mathematics
  • information technology
  • programming
  • networking
  • robotics.

And you will gain skills in:

  • self-management
  • communication
  • problem solving
  • teamwork.

We teach mathematics at different levels and surgery sessions are available to help you to bridge any gaps.
After having successfully completed the course you will be offered admission to a computing related degree according to your needs and qualifications.

There is a high demand for graduates in all areas of computing and a degree in computing is a great start to careers in:

  • software development
  • network security
  • computer applications
  • managing information
  • scientific research.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics and English Language grade 4/C minimum normally required