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Foundation Degree in Software, Cloud and Application Development (Validated by The Open University)

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Castlereagh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


It is predicted that there will be a shortfall of 10,000 skilled IT workers in Northern Ireland by 2026. Software development is one of the leading areas of IT in Northern Ireland and there is a predicted growth in the areas of Cloud & Application development as well as Data Analytics. Our courses are designed to help you develop your Cloud & Application Development skills in a meaningful and vocational way and give you the skills to develop your chosen career.

This two year full-time programme offers a clearly defined progression route to university. You will gain this qualification along with practical skills and relevant work experience in the workplace which will open new career opportunities for you.

You will be taught by highly experienced staff in our computing labs that are fully equipped with industry standard hardware and software. This course will provide you with software development skills in cloud, web, mobile and application development as well as data analytics techniques used in the real world. There is also a requirement to undertake a work based learning module as part of a work placement. You will also have an opportunity to sit Microsoft, AWS and Comptia industrial qualifications. You will gain skills in Java, C#, Python, Power BI, Tableau, AWS, Azure and SQL Server.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this course allows for progression onto university degree courses in computing related disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science (subject to individual course requirements).

There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course. For example:

Cloud Engineer/Developer:

An IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud computing, including design, planning, management, maintenance and support. The cloud engineer position can be broken into multiple roles, including architect, software engineer, security engineer, systems engineer and cloud network engineer. Each position focuses on a specific type of cloud computing, rather than the technology as a whole.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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