Mode: Part-time / Full-time / Higher Apprenticeship (students in employment)
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time - 33 weeks per year (UCAS Code: COMP, DCOM)
Cost: £7,725 Full Time / £4,120 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?

Units in the programme may include:

• Programming
• Networking
• Professional Practice
• Database Design and Development
• Security

• Computing Research Project
• Business Intelligence

Plus a selection of optional units dependent upon the

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

To apply for a HE loan for the HNC in Computing and Systems Development course, please visit

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


HNC: On completion of the HNC you may choose to go into employment, into an Apprenticeship or continue your education by topping up to a HND or degree.

HND: Completion of the programme at HND provides students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to a Degree at Level 6.

Submit an application form

Click here to complete an application form for the HNC Computing full-time programme.

Click here to complete an application form for the HND Computing full-time programme.

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