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HNC Cloud Computing

Course title

Level 4 Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Cloud Computing

Campus location

Whittingham Road Campus

Why study this course?

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Cloud Computing is a Level 4 vocational qualification. Successful completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progressing to university

A BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is equivalent to the 1st year of a full university degree. However, BTECs focus on learning by doing and that means you will put what you learn into practice right away.

You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop the practical knowledge and skills, employers and universities are looking for.

Length of course

1 year

Full time

Compulsory modules

Unit 1 – Cloud Fundamentals (Core)

Unit 2 – Networking in the Cloud (Core)

Unit 3 – Security in the Cloud (Core)

Unit 4 – Programming (Core)

Unit 5 – Database Design and Development in the Cloud (Core)

Unit 6 – Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Core)

Optional modules

Unit 8 – Professional Practice (Optional)*

Unit 10 – Computer Systems Architecture (Optional)*

 

*optional units are subject to change.

All units are 15 credits.

Delivery

Full Time available for 2022 entry:

  • You will attend College two days per week (FT) where you will participate in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, group work, presentations, and practical activities.
  • A range of resources are available including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials posted on the college virtual learning environment and a range of open source software.

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Assessment

There are no exams. You will engage in a range of learning and assessment styles and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting individual and group work.

Work-based assignments are encouraged. Apprentices and others in employment are encouraged to engage with their own practice and to share knowledge and expertise with others through activities such as group work and presentations.

Example modes of assessments include written assignments, presentations, case studies, reflective portfolio entries, problem-based learning, reflective journals, seminars, independent studies, workplace investigations, self-evaluation/needs analysis, evaluations, literature critiques.

How to Apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: CLCC

If your qualification(s) are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

Entry requirements

Learners would be required to have a fundamental understanding of Computing demonstrated through a level 3 qualification at grade PPP or above or 1 A Level in a related area.

The profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 – 4) in Mathematics 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.

Start Date

Autumn 2022

Day

Autumn 2022 course timetable to be confirmed

Time

Autumn 2022 course timetable to be confirmed

Course fee 

£5500

Course code

B40016

Study mode

Full Time available for 2022 entry


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