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Foundation Diploma

Computing Pathway

Why study computing?

As we live in a digital age, most industries rely on data and software programmes. Computer Science & IT impacts everything, from scientific research to health development, transport, banking, communications.

Computing at university level is a creative and wide-ranging subject. It's about using sound underlying principles and clear logical thinking to design and build systems that really work. A Computing degree gives you the opportunity to learn how modern computer and communication systems work, how they can be made to work better in future, and how they can be used to build the next generation of computing applications.

The constant development of new technologies also means that there’s a constant demand for brilliant tech minds who can create, maintain, and fix both gadgets and code.

Which elective subjects

to choose?

In order to be accepted on a Computing undergraduate course you should choose the following to elective subjects in the second part of your International Foundation Diploma course:

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Introduction to Computer Science

University Spotlight

By studying on the International Foundation Diploma programme you can benefit from NCC Education’s extensive network of partner universities. The IFD qualification taught at Find Education is recognised by over 70 Universities worldwide. Choosing the right university is always a challenge, we have selected a few UK universities for you to consider. 

Click here to see the full progression booklet including the list of all universities that recognise the International Foundation Diploma and their individual entry requirements.

Liverpool Hope University

Guaranteed progression

Liverpool Hope has a proud history extending more than 175 years, and holds a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - the government framework measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes.


With 98.1% of Liverpool Hope’s students in employment or further education 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17), they are ranked top 2 in the UK for graduate employability.

By successfully completing the International Foundation Diploma, you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen course at Liverpool Hope University (dependent on results).

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