Computing and Digital Technologies

Computing - Foundation Degree - Network Management - Full Time - Level 5
Course Title
Computing - Foundation Degree - Network Management - Full Time - Level 5
Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Education
Foundation Degree in Network Management
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
32 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration. Adult learners without the relevant qualifications may apply for Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Leads on to
Upon successful completion, you can continue your studies with the University of Bedfordshire and effectively ‘top-up’ to a Bachelor’s level qualification. You can also start your career in the Networking industry in the fields of network management, design and implementation, support, administration, systems or security, or seek an advanced apprenticeship.
Additional Information
We have one of the largest range of Cisco networking devices and equipment built into two purpose-built Cisco practical labs. Barnfield College has been a leading Cisco Academy in the UK for many years.
This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in modern networking technologies. You will gain the skills, knowledge and abilities to be able to enter industry as either a Network Engineer in the routing, switching and wireless arena or in a second line desktop and server support role. You will engage in the planning for the installation of hardware and software and the provision of networking services within the constraints of best practice. Extensive practical activities will provide you with hands-on experience to compliment the theoretical elements of the course and giving you knowledge to enter industry. By the end of the course you will be able to: · Professionally install network infrastructures to an industry standard · Install and configure the essential hardware and software components used in a professional wireless network · Install, configure, manage and critically evaluate bespoke network operating systems · Manage Application Servers within a professional software architecture context · Identify network security threats and devise strategies to resolve them · Professionally communicate design options for an industry relevant IT problem to users, user management and IT management · Critically evaluate strategies for the specification and construction of computer networks · Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the ethical and contextual impact of professional and academic practice in the field of Network Management · Demonstrate the ability to employ creative and critical thinking within developmental and problem-solving activities in professional and academic practice in Network Management · Deploy industry-level skills and professional and academic conduct and practice, team management and administration, and teamwork · Demonstrate and deploy a detailed knowledge and understanding to a level of professional requirements and industry standards of current and emerging technologies in the field of Network Management