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IT Software Development Foundation/Intermediate at FutureSkills @ MediaCity UK - Salford City College

Course description

This wide ranging course introduces you to the creative and powerful world of ICT. You will develop skills to provide careers into gaming, web development and programming pathways. The course emphasis embraces the development and enhancement oif all software development skills for use in this exciting subject - a subject that impacts upon all industries worldwide.

Course content

You will learn more about how ICT is used in the real world and improve your practical skills.  To achive this qualification, students need to study a range of units including:

  • Computer coding
  • Spreadsheets
  • Web development
  • Databases
  • Principles of computer networks
  • Server systems and routers
  • Networking essentials
  • Video games hardware
  • Animation
  • Computer systems
  • Graphics
  • Installing and upgrading PC systems
  • Networking
  • Maintaining an ICT system

You will also learn employability skills.

Entry requirements

Intermediate Level  4 Ds/3s at GCSE

Foundation Level   E/Fs or 1/2s at GCSE


Assessment will be through a combination assignments, practical activities to develop skills and portfolio building

Financial information

All full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are 16-18 year olds who are EU Citizens.

Future opportunities

The majority of our software students progress on to university to study software development degree subjects such as programming, computer gaming, website development, business information systems, digital media, graphics and computer forensics. You would also be ideally placed to go directly into employment in one of many related fields.

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018

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    • FutureSkills is a superb new state of the art centre based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Music production and performance, AAT, Hospitality, Professional Construction and a wide range of apprenticeships. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to study, live and socialise. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain. Those studying at MediaCityUK love the atmosphere, range of facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops and world class events that take place – it really is an exciting place to be a part of. Many learners get the opportunity to be involved in activities at MediaCityUK including work experience at the Damson Restaurant, singing at Damson for themed evenings and entertaining large crowds at festivals. The opening of FutureSkills 2 from September 2014 will also see the launch of Media provision – specialising in production for TV, radio and film.