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Computing & Digital Technologies

The career opportunities in this field are vast, and with the correct skills set you can expect a high average salary and quick progression into senior or even consulting roles.

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What Uni Reviews

Teachers are knowledgeable and very supportive. Equipment is top notch. ****
Steven Dickson
Loved it! ****
Trafford Bretherton
Great tutors and a fantastic learning atmosphere. ****
Michael Maudsley
Potential careers in...
  • Software Development
  • Game Development
  • Network Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Systems Administration
  • Data Analysis

Welcome to Computing & Digital Technologies at B&FC


From coding to networking, software engineering to game development, at B&FC we are passionate about developing the next generation of digital experts which is why our courses reflect the diverse and ever-evolving nature of careers in the computing and digital sectors.
 

The quality of our provision is reflected in the professional accreditation we have achieved and the facilities we invest in to ensure our students work with industry-standard equipment. Opportunities are vast and with the right skills, students can expect to achieve higher-than-average salaries and quick progression to senior roles.
 

Affording your course

We know that people are concerned about the costs associated with studying for a degree and also if having a degree will be worth it once they graduate. Here are just a few things to think about before you make a final decision.

  • There really is nothing to pay up front. You can get a tuition fee loan and repayments don't kick in until after you graduate and are earning at least £25K.
  • Even when you're earning £30,000,  the repayments are only £37.50 per month.
  • You can get help towards living and childcare costs.
  • Graduates, on average, earn approximately £10K more than their non-graduate counterparts. That's around £600 extra per month.
What our students say

"The classes were smaller than what I was used to, I appreciated that because it means more interaction with the tutors."

- Noordin

"I'm actually better off doing my degree than I was doing a part-time job. If I'd realised how much financial support was available, I wouldn't have put off doing a degree for so long. I'm absolutely loving it and my job prospects are already so much better." 

 - Yvonne, degree-level student

  • £37,100 average annual salary

  • Rapid progression to Senior Management and Consultancy roles

  • 59,103 Annual job openings in the North West

Tutor Profile - Chris Willitts

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Internet Media Technologies and an MRES Interaction Design

Industry Background:
Graphic Design, Website Design and Social Media Management for local companies.

Area of Expertise:
Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, Video Game Development, Video Game Engines, Website Design & Development and Social Media Marketing.

Enjoys teaching at B&FC because:
I was once a student at B&FC and not the best one by far! The staff here never gave up on me and always urged me on to bigger and better things. Now, I have the opportunity to pay that forward and support new students each year.

Computing - Game Development
IOT Computing facilities
IOT Computing facilities
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Computing - Game Development
IOT Computing facilities
IOT Computing facilities

What we offer...

Student case study - Jonathan Scholefield

Why did you decide to study this qualification?
The modern world is built on the back of computer networks that are under constant threat of attack. Learning to develop the skills needed to protect them is challenging and exciting and was an easy choice for me.

Why did you choose B&FC?
The enthusiasm of the staff is infectious. The facilities and equipment here are in a class of their own, giving me hands-on experience with the kit I will go on to use in industry.

What have been the benefits of studying here?
The tutors have a wealth of experience and knowledge that comes through in their lessons. All the staff here have been very supportive and helpful with any issues I've raised.

What are you hoping to do in the future?
I want to secure a role in network engineering with an eye to getting a position in cyber security. My ideal position would be with an industry leader.

Study Support - at a glance

We offer a range of services to support you across all areas of student life, with specialist support available for students with disabilities.

  • Higher Education Learning Mentors (HELMs)
  • One-to-one and group study support sessions
  • Pre-degree preparation workshops
  • IT Support

Still unsure?

Learn more about our Computing & Digital Technologies courses from the course list above.
Book a place at our next Open Event - a great opportunity to meet the tutors, ask questions and check out our facilities.
Contact our Course Enquiries Team if you have any questions about Computing & Digital Technologies degree-level study at B&FC.
Call: 01253 504343
Email: info@blackpool.ac.uk
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