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HND Cloud Computing

Course title

Level 5 Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Cloud Computing

Campus location

Whittingham Road

Why study this course?

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Cloud Computing is a Level 5 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

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Cloud Computing is designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study.

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 12 – Cloud Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) (Core)**

Unit 13 – Cloud Architecture Design (Core)

Unit 14 – Operating Systems in the Cloud (Core)

Unit 15 – Cloud Systems Integration (Core)

Unit 16 – Information Security Management in the Cloud (Core)

**30 credits.

All other units are 15 credits.

Optional modules

Unit 25 – Machine Learning (Optional)*

Unit 28 – Business Intelligence (Optional)*

*optional units are subject to change.

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: CLCD

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.

Applicants are expected to have previously achieved the HNC in this subject.

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

B40017

Study mode

Full Time available for 2022 entry


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