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Business with Digital Technology - Foundation Degree

Northern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Newtownabbey Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Content

The Foundation Degree in Business with Digital Technology is validated by Ulster University. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of employers and recognises the need for strong IT skills for the growth of today's economy. A particular emphasis of this course is to prepare managers and business leaders to be able to manage and interpret information, communication and technology in business. This course is designed to produce talented business leaders with the skills and expertise to enable local businesses to compete and succeed in international markets.

Course Aims

The general aims of the Foundation Degree in Business with Digital Technology are to:

  • Provide relevant information and learning activities that are directly related to current business management and IT issues.
  • Encourage students to become qualified professionals who will critically evaluate and improve upon current business practice.
  • Develop personal and people management skills so that students can identify and achieve their optimum career goals and become independent and proactive learners.
  • Create opportunities for students to progress to employment in business and IT roles or to progress to other higher education courses.

Special Features

Foundation Degrees require a significant period in work placement. This is evaluated and assessed by a research project based on a work place problem or improvement. This is a good opportunity for students to gain meaningful industrial experience and create opportunities for future employment.

Assessment Methods

Performance in all modules will be assessed by coursework, examinations and a research project.

Careers/Progression

The Foundation Degree with Business and Digital Technology will allow progression to part time Ulster University BSc (Hons) in Business (also delivered at the Northern Regional College) and a number of full time BSc (Hons) in Business with Specialisms (pathways chosen will be dependent on bridging modules completed).

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A suitable Level 3 qualification, for example a BTEC National Diploma or Certificate or a BTEC Extended Diploma , or suitable subjects at GCE A-level.

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University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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