In Stage 3 of the programme, the full-time learner will undertake a ten month work placement in a meaningful and relevant area in order to enhance understanding and contextualise studies from Stage 1 and Stage 2. The programme is designed to embed various transferable skills across all modules. Skills such as teamwork, troubleshooting, communication, problem solving, reflective thinking and analytical reasoning are embedded throughout the programme. Computing is an exciting and rapidly developing field of study that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. The programme covers the breadth of the computing discipline incorporating core topics of software development, database technology, computer networking, operating systems, computer security and web technologies.