International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies – ICT Pathway

International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies – ICT Pathway 2021-11-10T11:52:43+00:00

Course Details

EQF/MQF

Level 4 Award

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Duration of Study Programme

1 Academic Year – Full-Time, Twice a Week

Awarding Body

Domain Academy

Intakes

First Intake October 2022

Malta/EU Price

€2,450

Operational End Date

Re-accreditation scheduled for 2024

Mode of Delivery

Traditional/Face-to-Face Learning

Pass Rate

NA

Course description

About:

The International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education offers specialist pathways designed to provide learners with the transferable skills, knowledge and competence required to gain an accessible route into Higher Education with the opportunity to progress to future higher educational courses or employment

One key element of this course is that while studying you will also have the opportunity to develop your employability skills such as:

  • Problem-solving skills: analytical skills, use of critical thinking and showing initiative
  • Interpersonal skills: communicating and interacting with peers in different contexts, working collaboratively and showing responsibility
  • Intrapersonal skills: self-discipline, self-management and personal development

Target Group:

Compulsory education leavers (16+) and learners who wants to gain an accessible route into Higher Education with the opportunity to progress on to undergraduate courses that require a higher level of study skills.

Target Audience:

  • 16+

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

This module is designed to help students develop academic competence and awareness of academic English and study skills in preparation for higher education studies.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Demonstrate organisation of ideas and arguments in a clear and logical manner

b) Ability to write English clearly and appropriately using an appropriate range of sentence structures and vocabulary

c) Use citation and referencing appropriately

d) Use the work of others in academic writing – summarising, paraphrasing and quoting

This module is designed to consolidate learners’ knowledge and competence of mathematics through topics in the areas of statistical methods and linear algebra. The mathematical techniques taught in this module will be necessary to build a wider set of mathematical skills across a broad range of disciplines.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Demonstrate an ability to carry out basic algebraic manipulation

b) Plot graphs and apply general rules and principles of graphical construction

c) Apply concept of probability to find solutions to a range of problems

This module is designed to enable learners to understand computer systems and computer networking concepts and apply theoretical knowledge to practical application when building, configuring and maintaining computer networking systems.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Compare different types of computer systems

b) Evaluate the suitability of a system design specification

c) Build and configure a computer system to meet a design specification

d) Evaluate the impact of current network technology, communication and standards

e) Recommend potential enhancements for the networked systems

This module enables learners to become familiar with the underpinning concepts of object oriented programming and subsequently to develop particular skills in an object oriented language. This module includes the features of object oriented programming and explores different tools and techniques used in design and software development.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Evaluate the suitability of object oriented programmes for different applications

b) Design an object oriented application to meet user requirements

c) Test an object oriented application

d) Create user technical documentation for the support and maintenance of a computer programme

How you will learn

This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.

Where you will learn:

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Method of Assessment:

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

Course Language:

English

Structure of Programme:

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:

This course offers both variety and flexibility, ensuring that the learning and assessment activities are relevant and of value for future progression. Learners are continuously and actively involved in all sessions. The sessions are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including ICT concepts and practices.

Sessions help learners to use different software applications and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

Grading System:

Grading will be based on – Pass – Merit – and Distinction.

Resits will be permitted for each respected assignment and module. No more than two resits are permitted to the student and the grading will be only a Pass.

Entry requirements

Students should be in possession of either of the following:

  • Secondary School Certificate, demonstrating a basic level of English to benefit from the course

OR

  • Candidates with relevant work/vocational experience will be considered on an individual basis

OR

  • A qualification equivalent to MQF/EQF Level 3

English

In all cases, an interview may be requested by the Admission Board in order to ascertain that the candidates admitted to the course have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria.

Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

Fees & funding

Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €2,450 €2,450

MFHEA Licence Nº: 2011 – TC – 01

Further and Higher Education Institution

Last Updated: 03rd November 2021

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