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City of Liverpool College University Centre

Computing

UCAS Code: I199

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

• BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSEs at grades A*- C (or equivalent) • Other related Level 3 qualifications • An Access to HE Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution • Related work experience. Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This Computing HNC will develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet both the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it.

The course provides students with a thorough grounding in computing principles at Level 4 that leads on to a range of specialist progression pathways at Level 5, relating to individual professions within the computing sector.

Modules

At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through eight core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

These units are:
• Programming
• Networking
• Professional Practice
• Database Design and Development
• Security
• Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set unit)
• Software Development Lifecycles
• Website Design and Development.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed through submission of written reports and practical solutions such as programming, database development and web applications.

Formative assessment is primarily developmental in nature and is designed to give feedback to students on their performance and progress, with support.

Summative assessment is given where students are provided with the assignment grades contributing towards the overall unit grade.

The programme allows 120 credits.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,568
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Northern Ireland
£6,568
per year
Scotland
£6,568
per year
Wales
£6,568
per year

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Arts Centre

Department:

Computer Science and Digital

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