This programme covers professional and academic skills and will introduce you to the fundamentals of hardware, workshop, software and the internet. Alongside this, you will be supported in developing a range of transferable skills in areas including research, project and laboratory skills, academic writing and communication.
Professional and Academic Skills
This module is aimed at creating a culture of careful learning and self-reflection, you’ll be encouraged to recognise the strengths and weaknesses and take ownership of your development. You’ll be introduced to a range of skills that will aid you throughout the programme and further study, such as time management, planning and resource management and interpersonal skills.
In addition, you also gain employment skills such as digital proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint etc.), team management, communication, planning and more. We will also cover plagiarism, referencing, library skills and professional standard skills, alongside lectures on ethics, health and safety and technical skills, so that you receive thorough, full-circle training.
Hardware and Workshop Fundamentals
This module is designed to provide you with the basic skills required to safely build, troubleshoot and upgrade computers. You’ll take part in workshop practices, gain health and safety awareness as well as develop technical skills. You’ll also gain invaluable knowledge on desktop and portable computer hardware, graphics and displays, motherboard connectors and printer technologies to name a few. By the end of this module, you will understand the basics of modern day technologies and internet fundamentals, ready for progression onto the next module.
Developing your written communication and presentation skills, the aim of this module is primarily to develop your problem-solving skills using computer programming. You will be introduced to the foundations and concepts of programming using server-side and client-side scripting programming languages. By the end of the module you will be able to use programming language to implement functions, demonstrating your knowledge with a presentation.
In this module, you’ll explore the way the internet was started and how information moves around the World Wide Web. You’ll become proficient in key internet terminology, such as HTML and CSS, gain a full understanding of IP addressing, DNS, SSL, TOR and basic internet privacy. In addition to a digital portfolio, you’ll be required to develop and present a functioning website, to showcase your learned skills.