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Digital Technologies

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

UCAS Code: DT53 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Digital Technologies is for anyone who is interested in a career in the Computing Industry or currently works in the industry.

The Level 5 units give students the opportunity to specialise in a digital-technology related occupational area and to progress to degree-level study. The units prepare students to move on to specific areas of digital technologies at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision making. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of digital technology situations.

The course will ensure learners understand programming applications and paradigms, cloud fundamentals, the latest digital technology and how it can be implemented in a business environment, networking and cyber security, website development and database development, business relating to computing including digital marketing and social media. The course will focus on other skills such as:

- active research

- effective writing

- analytical skills

- critical thinking

- creative problem solving

- decision making

**Progression Opportunities**
Learners will be able to progress onto; Workplace, Degree apprenticeships or further HE studies either going to University for a specific course pathway or remaining with the college to complete the BSc top-up in tandem with Coventry University.

Modules

Year 1 :

Unit 1: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
Unit 2: Innovation & Digital Transformation
Unit 3: Cyber Security
Unit 4: Programming
Unit 7: Cloud Fundamentals
Unit 8: Security
Unit 16: Website Design & Development
Unit 10: Database Design & Development
Year 2 :

Unit 19: Business Intelligence
Unit 20: Internet of Things
Unit 21: Emerging Technologies
Unit 25: Information Security Management in the Cloud
Unit 31: Network Management
Unit 32: Digital Technology as a Catalyst for Change
Unit 36: Application Development
Unit 38: Planning Social Media Campaigns

Assessment methods

The assessment method is internally assessed coursework which is verified internally and externally by the awarding body. Evidence may consist of a Digital Portfolio, practical evidence, working applications, written reports, presentations, and potentially video evidence.

The Uni


Course locations:

Wigston Campus

Nuneaton Campus

Department:

Computing and IT

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