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Computing

Bournemouth and Poole College

UCAS Code: COM7 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


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

PPP

Fours GCSE's at grade A* to C , (or grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSE grading) to include Maths and English or equivalent qualification plus Two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g BTEC National Diploma NVQ3 or An Access to Higher Education Diploma

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

The BTEC HNC in Computing programme is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and provides you with extensive knowledge of computing principles, with particular reference to the analysis, design and implementation of computer applications in a business context.

It is designed to enable you to develop systems design skills and programming skills appropriate to business, such as Java, PHP, SQL and the use of Computer-Aided Software Engineering tools.  It will provide you with the ability to apply computer concepts and principles to work situations and, with creative thinking, to develop innovative solutions to problems as the next generation of business software developers.

The course will also equip you with the essential communication and critical thinking skills to prepare you for progression within the Computing industry.

The HNC and HND Computing programme is designed to reflect the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education for students at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to a degree at Level 6.

This course is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and will be delivered with a view to blended teaching; and subject to successful completion of the HNC, there will be an option to progress onto the Higher National Diploma, subject to numbers.

Modules

Course Content
Units:

Year 1 (HNC – Higher National Certificate):

Programming (15 credits)
Networking (15 credits)
Professional Practice (15 credits)
Database Design and Development (15 credits)
Security (15 credits)
Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits)
Software Development Lifecycles (15 credits)
Web Design Developments (15 credits)

Upon the successful completion of Year 1 (HNC) you may wish to proceed to Year 2 – (HND - Higher National Diploma)
Computing Research Project (30 credits)
Business Intelligence (15 credits)
Advanced Programming (15 credits)
Application Development (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
Information Security Management (15 credits)
Network Security (15 credits)

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Assessment methods

Assessments, Presentations

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,750
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England
£6,750
per year
EU
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Republic of Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth and Poole College

Department:

Business School

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