Web Technologies and Digital Media - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE14

UCAS Code: I150


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearEnrol
13/09/2022University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable


1 day and 1 evening a week

Day/s of week: Wed daytime and Thurs Evening  
Time: Wed 5.15pm - 8.15 pm/Thurs 9am - 3.45 pm
Indicative Delivery Daytime On-site at the University Centre Campus  and Evening On-line (occasional On-site)

Gain the skills needed to compete for the best roles in web development with our cutting edge Foundation Degree Web Technologies and Digital Media.

With the focus on industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques you will develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your suitability for key development roles.

This degree has been co-created with employers to provide the expertise needed to progress into high-level roles, whether you're new to the computing industry or not.

You will also benefit from experienced tutors, first-rate resources and, on completion of the 1-year BSc top-up degree, coveted accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 96 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline:

  • MMM from Extended Diploma or DD from Diploma in any level 3 Computing/IT course
  • We will strongly encourage and support those who do not hold GCSE Maths/English at grade C/4, or equivalent qualification, to pursue a Maths/English qualification alongside the main programme.

The entry criteria for direct entry onto Level 5 of the programme is:

  • Successful completion of the HNC Computing at Blackpool & The Fylde College

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Web Technologies and Digital Media

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Markup Languages and StylingIH4MD03820Mandatory
Database Concepts and CommunicationIH4MD03920Mandatory
Video Production FundamentalsIH4MD04020Mandatory
Scripting FundamentalsIH4MD04120Mandatory
Front End Graphic DesignIH4MD05720Mandatory
Introduction to Academic StudyIH4MD06720Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Work Based Research ProjectIH5MD03520Optional
Developing Video ExperiencesIH5MD03620Mandatory
Content Management Systems and PluginsIH5MD03720Mandatory
Dynamic Website Development Object OrientedIH5MD03920Mandatory
Digital Media MarketingIH5MD04020Mandatory
Developing Front End ExperiencesIH5MD04920Mandatory
Work Based LearningIH5MD06220Optional (most common)

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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