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Halesowen College

Computing

UCAS Code: B404

Higher National Diploma - HND

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing is a Level 5 vocational qualification. Successful completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:

• Entering employment

• Continuing existing employment

• Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates

• Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

• Progressing to university to complete a ‘Top-up’ degree

A BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is equivalent to the 2nd year of a full university degree. However, BTECs focus on learning by doing and that means you will put what you learn into practice right away.

You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios Throughout the course, which will help you develop the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for.

**Year 1 (Full Time)**

Unit 1 – Programming (15 credits)

Unit 2 – Networking (15 credits)

Unit 3 – Professional Practice (15 credits)

Unit 4 – Database Design & Development (15 credits)

Unit 5 – Security (15 credits)

Unit 6 – Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits)

**Year 2 (Full Time)**

Unit 13 Computing Research Project (30 credits)

Unit 14 Business Intelligence (15 credits)

**Year 1 (Full Time)**

Unit 8 – Computer Systems Architecture (15 credits)

Unit 10 – Website Design & Development (15 credits)

**Year 2 (Full Time)**

Unit 46 Virtual & Augmented Reality Development (15 credits)

Unit 47 Games Development (15 credits)

Plus three additional modules*:

**Network Engineering Pathway***

Unit 15 Transport Network Design (15 credits)

Unit 16 Cloud Computing (15 credits)

Unit 17 Network Security (15 credits)

**Software Engineering Pathway***

Unit 18 Discrete Maths (15 credits)

Unit 19 Data Structures & Algorithms (15 credits)

Unit 20 Advanced Programming

**Application Development Pathway***

Unit 28 Prototyping (15 credits)

Unit 29 Application Program Interfaces (15 credits)

Unit 30 Application Development (15 credits)

*Pathways and optional modules that are subject to change.

There are no exams. You will engage in a range of learning and assessment styles and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting individual and group work.

Work-based assignments are encouraged. Apprentices and others in employment are encouraged to engage with their own practice and to share knowledge and expertise with others through activities such as group work and presentations.

Example modes of assessments include: written assignments, presentations, case studies, reflective portfolio entries, problem based learning, reflective journals, seminars, independent studies, workplace investigations, self-evaluation/needs analysis, evaluations, literature critiques.

Tuition fees

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England
£4,880
for the whole course
EU
£4,880
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£4,880
for the whole course
Scotland
£4,880
for the whole course
Wales
£4,880
for the whole course

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Course location:

Whittingham Road

Department:

Computing

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