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Computing BTEC HNC/HND

Why study this course?

This course will allow you to develop a range of specialist technical skills, enabling you to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. You will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff. The part-time study option offers students the opportunity to combine professional development with their current employment.

What will I study?

During this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of options, including programming; networking; professional practice; database design & development; security; managing a successful computing project; systems development life cycle; web development.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

You will be able to progress onto a HND or Degree in Computing or a related field. Network Engineer, Systems Architect, Data Analyst, IT Security Analyst, Web Developer are all possible examples of a wide range of job titles associated with the qualification.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is made through a variety of coursework assignments including case studies providing solutions to realistic computing problems, practical assessments and computer-based tests. There are no formal examinations associated with this course. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.

Are there any additional costs?

Pay by instalments
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Significant additional study will be required outside of the program to be successful. If working then the support of your employer would be a significant benefit to successful completion.

There may be the opportunity to study for industry specific qualifications as part of the course.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code CSD2. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.