Computing - HNC

Course Code: IH1HE16
UCAS Code: I100

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/01/2019University Centre1 YearApply
07/01/2019University Centre2 YearsApply
09/09/2019University Centre1 YearApply
09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply
07/01/2020University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

Advance your career in computer science and digital technologies with the HNC Computing. Whether you’re looking to improve your prospects in this area or you’re seeking an entirely new career direction, this industry-recognised qualification will underpin your future success. We are committed to providing a highly responsive curriculum and have co-created this programme with employers to provide the essential knowledge and skills required by this ever-changing and vibrant sector. An added advantage is that you can study the programme either full-time (over 1 year) or part-time (over 2 years), allowing you to fit study around work and other commitments.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points or a level 3 qualification in any computing discipline. A level 2 qualification in maths and English is also desirable.

If you do not have the formal entry qualifications but you can demonstrate relevant industry experience instead you are still encouraged to apply. We will consider your application on an individual basis but we will expect you to be qualified to at least level 2 in maths and English..

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This programme is delivered either full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years and provides access to degree-level study alongside the skills needed to enhance your career.

We offer an engaging learning experience that fully supports your personal and professional development. This features:

  • a wealth of multimedia resources so you can work at your own pace
  • supported workshops to aid you in coding, debugging, problem solving and enhancing work
  • lectures
  • class discussions to introduce and build understanding of new concepts, theories and techniques
  • development of your academic, employability and graduate skills
  • approachable and friendly staff with an open door policy
  • individualised support with high levels of feedback

We update the programme content regularly to ensure you are working with current software tools, technologies and practices. We also review and adjust our teaching and feedback practices to best suit each group.

Specialist rooms containing sandboxed environments, virtualised servers and high-spec machines for programming and multimedia development allow you to build your skills in an industry-relevant environment.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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