HNC/D in Computing
Mode: Part-time / Full-time / Higher Apprenticeship (students in employment)
Start Date: September 2019
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Day: Thursday and Friday
Time: Full-time: 2 days / week. Part-time: 1 day per week
Duration: 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time - 33 weeks per year
Cost: £6,000 Full Time / £3,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme is for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing or related fields. Those who are working or wish to work and develop their skills as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

This programme has a number of different subject specialisms that result in different award titles. The title of the award made will depend on the modules completed. The titles of the awards available are:

  • HNC Computing
  • HND Computing (Network Engineering)
  • HND Computing (Software Engineering)
  • HND Computing (Data Analytics)
  • HND Computing (Security)
  • HND Computing (Intelligent Systems)
  • HND Computing (Applications Development)

Students will attend two days per week for the full-time route.

Part time students will take a selection or modules from the full time programme.

What will I learn?

Modules may include:

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing
How will the course be assessed?

The HNC in Computing and Systems Development will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, self-directed and online learning, and scenario-based learning. You will be assessed via coursework assessments, and practical examinations.

Materials and other information

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All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


On completion of the HNC in Computing and Systems Development you may choose to continue your education by topping up to a HND Computing and Systems Development or by progressing on to Year 2 of selected university degree courses.

Programme subject to approval. Approval expected shortly.


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