Higher Education

Computing HNC

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Starting January and September 2018

Course Location: Coombs Wood

Course Duration Part-time for 2 years, 1 day per week

Fees (2018-19)

  • Part-time total tuition fees - £5,989.77

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

About this course

This qualification has been developed to focus on providing education and training for a range of careers in computing.

It provides you with an opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 vocational specific qualification. It will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of computing and provide you with the opportunity to focus on the development of higher level skills in a computing context.

The aim of the programme is to support individuals employed, or hoping to enter employment, in the computing industry.

It will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and should enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment.

What will I learn?

Core Units

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project

Plus 2 specialist units

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework, which consists of assignments and projects. The assignments include reports, documentation and practical tasks.

What do I need?

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points

  • A Level 3 vocational qualification in a relevant subject
  • 1 A Level with one in a related area

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Following successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to the HND in Computing.

Those wishing to continue their studies can use this qualification to progress to a full honours degree, in a Computing based subject, at many universities.

There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in the Computing and IT industries.

Additional Information

You can start this course in September or January.