FdSc Information Technology for Business

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FdSc Information Technology for Business

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those who wish to carve out a career in the digital economy. This two year degree programme has a significant element of work-based learning which helps learners to develop their employment skills and professional network. Students work for extended periods with a range of the industry’s leading employers with placements normally being paid. The content is broad and aims to prepare the student to move onto a technical or managerial role in the IT sector. 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

160 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. BTEC National / International Baccalaureate) with at least one subject in a technology related subject at A level (e.g. Information Technology, Computing, Mathematics or a science). GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above are mandatory. Other level 3 qualifications will be considered and mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. All candidates will need to have a successful interview.

You will need to demonstrate a clean police record check (DBS) for your work placement.


How long is this course?

2 years full time to achieve the FdSc (Foundation) degree. 

3 years full time to achieve the optional BSc (Hons) Degree.


What will I study on this course?

The programme will encourage learning and development in a way that is practical and applied, using the experiences and expertise of local IT professionals. This approach provides a theoretical understanding of the subject and the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a working environment.

You will study important subjects for preparing future IT professionals including:

  • IT Service Delivery
  • Business Information Systems
  • Networking and Communication Technologies
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Software Development
  • Business Analysis and Design
  • Website Applications
  • IT Professionalism and Consultancy
  • Leadership
  • Information Security

You will be taught by experienced academics and professionals who are experts in their field.


What Qualification will I gain?

FdSc Information Technology for Business.


Will I go out on work experience?

The programme incorporates a significant amount of work-based learning and you will apply for a compulsory work placement which will enable you to apply your academic learning to the workplace. The programme will also enable you to develop important transferable skills that will enhance your future employability.


How is the course assessed?

The method of assessment varies between modules and your tutors will advise you of the method(s) to be used. Examples include, business reports, examinations, literature reviews, observations of practical tasks and presentations. The variety of assessment modes reflects the need for students to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills.


What does this course lead on to?

At the end of the programme you will have the confidence and qualifications to pursue a career within the IT sector in Jersey. You will have acquired the increased knowledge, skills and experience needed to make a positive contribution to an organisation and developed the work-related attitudes and aptitudes necessary to be successful in the IT sector.


How much will it cost?



How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact UCJ Admin on 608526 or email ucadmin@highlands.ac.uk.