Course Code: IH1HE15 UCAS Code: I190 Web Technologies and Digital Media - BSc Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekWednesday Time09:00 - 16:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This one year BSc (Hons) Web Technologies and Digital Media top up programme picks up where the corresponding Foundation Degree leaves off, allowing you to extend your skill set and gain coveted British Computer Society accreditation at the same time. An up-to-the-minute and highly vocational curriculum is supported by personalised portfolio building to equip you to advance your career in this rapidly evolving industry. Then you will be exceptionally well-paced to either choose from a range of industry opportunities working for an employer, or capitalise on the entrepreneurial skills this course develops by becoming a self-employed web technologist or digital expert. Course Detail As well as continuing to develop the technical skills acquired on the Foundation Degree, this top-up programme also looks to develop students critical thinking and analytical abilities. It asks them to use these to assess the pros and cons of current practices within the industry as well as deploying them in creative problem solving exercises. The programme also aims to build students' skills and confidence in managerial tasks and encourages them to develop strong strategic decision-making abilities that will stand them in good stead both in employment or if they decide to become self-employed. Entry Requirements Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Web Technologies and Digital Media, validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. Qualification Obtained BSc (Hons) Web Technologies and Digital Media What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation IH6MD022 No Human Computer Interaction IH6MD023 No Entrepreneurial Management and Project Control IH6MD024 No Developing Rich Internet Applications IH6MD025 No Social Network Developments IH6MD026 No Industry Placement and Field Trips There is no work placement as part of this top-up course, however there may be the opportunity to take part in team-building trips to local leisure venues. Such trips are mostly subsidised by the College with a small fee payable by yourself. We will let you know of any costs well in advance. Learning and Teaching 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. Placement 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. 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. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 84% Exam 0% 0% 16% Practical 0% 0% 0% Assessment Methods Coursework 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. Exam 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 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 Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 256 Independent 0 0 944 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are available while working in college, with many resources available through remote services. However, we do recommend that you have access to a computer with internet connectivity for completing work outside college times and accessing these resources. You should also be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec WTM-2018.pdf Adobe PDF, 278.7 KB Career Options and Progression This BSc (Hons) top-up course allows you to develop the skills and knowledge gained on the corresponding Foundation Degree to equip you for more senior-level positions after graduating. These include: Website Developer Graphics Designer Social Media Manager Front-End Developer Back-End Developer Lead Graphics Animator PHP Software Developer Multimedia Development Manager Since entrepreneurial skills are also embedded into the course you have the option of setting up your own business as well.