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Cloud Computing

BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College)

UCAS Code: 004G | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C

If you are taking 3 or more A Levels you can achieve the entry requirement of 32 UCAS tariff points across all of the A Level subjects you are taking.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

You are required to achieve 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2, totalling 60 credits.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

PP

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

PPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

This course can be studied full-time over 1 year, achieving a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Cloud Computing qualification, or over 2 years, achieving a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cloud Computing qualification.

The purpose of the HNC and HND qualifications is to equip students with cloud computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to be job ready in the cloud computing field. The HNC and HND course content is closely aligned with the needs of employers, professional bodies, vendors and higher education for a skilled future workforce with a range of modules to cater for a range of progression plans.

The courses are awarded by Pearson UK and developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services Educate. The HNC qualification has been aligned with the Cloud Practitioner Certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Cloud Support Associate job role. The HND qualification includes foundational content which can help students to prepare for both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and the AWS Certified Developer exams at Associate Level.

Students completing the HNC/D Cloud Computing course may go on to employment in the cloud computing field or progress to a final year at university. The HNC/D course can lead to job roles such as cloud support, cyber security and cloud software development.

We offer smaller class sizes enabling supportive quality teaching and allows both one to one tuition and group work. This course has a competitive fee structure with flexible entry requirements based on your experience.

Modules

The HNC course consists of 8 modules, totalling 120 credits, titled:
Cloud Fundamentals
Computer Systems Architecture
Database Design and Development in the Cloud
Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Pearson Set)
Networking in the Cloud
Programming
Security in the Cloud
Website Design and Development in the Cloud

Assessment methods

Summative assessment methods are via Pearson UK or tutor set assignments and projects. This will involve research and practical based tasks set within a world of work industry-based role/scenario to deliver a project covering the contents of the module.

Formative assessment methods are via tutorials, classroom-based learning and remote based learning. This includes weekly tasks set to learn and demonstrate new programming or AWS based knowledge learnt, consistent student feedback on your progression through each module, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses within the module and to ensure you develop further.

The Uni


Course location:

Sutton Coldfield College

Department:

Computer Science and ICT

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