Foundation Year Programs in Information Technology

By taking a foundation year, a student gets a chance to take qualifying classes for a degree program. Sometimes, there is accreditation for completing courses during a foundation year. Individuals are often able to use this time to determine whether a program is the right fit and meets their career goals. What is a foundation year in IT? A foundation year in IT can prepare students for further cou… Read more

By taking a foundation year, a student gets a chance to take qualifying classes for a degree program. Sometimes, there is accreditation for completing courses during a foundation year. Individuals are often able to use this time to determine whether a program is the right fit and meets their career goals.

What is a foundation year in IT? A foundation year in IT can prepare students for further coursework in IT studies, typically an undergraduate degree. IT, which stands for “information technology,” pertains primarily to computer science-related studies or sometimes computer science studies with a business emphasis. IT studies can include courses on networking, information systems, and Internet technology. There are also many programs meant to prepare students directly for careers in the field; these programs are often specialized in one area of IT such as networking or security.

A foundation year in IT can prepare students to move to further coursework or for employment. It can also hone critical thinking skills that are useful in many areas of life.

The cost of a foundation year in IT can vary. Many programs are available and students enter these programs with different goals. Interested students should research several programs and choose one that best fits their needs and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in IT often go on to an undergraduate degree program. IT is a strong industry, and is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. IT graduates can expect to find work in many different industries and many different capacities of information technology, including networking, cybersecurity, and business information systems. Starting salaries are generally excellent.

A foundation year in IT can prepare students to pursue an undergraduate degree or provide certification for immediate work in the industry. If you’re ready to take the next step, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our applied foundations in IT (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progr ... +

Our applied foundations in IT (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progress to higher qualifications in IT and management. The vocational qualification has been designed with the guidance of employers, representatives from professional bodies and higher education. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers re ... +

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Concorde International
Canterbury, United Kingdom +1 More

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas -
Foundation Year
Full-time
22 weeks
Campus
 
Lancaster University Ghana
Accra, Ghana

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students wit ... +

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

This foundation degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair computer equipment and systems.

This foundation degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair computer equipment and systems. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
Campus