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South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Computing - HNC

UCAS Code: KC23

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Ideally in Computing or a related subject.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

GCSE/National 4/National 5

To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).

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

PPP

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48

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for success in careers in computing and systems development. It provides a progression route to the HND in Computing and Systems Development or a progression path to a degree programme at university. Students may choose to take this as a full-time or part-time course.

Modules

Students will study the following Level 4 units:-
•Programming (Core, 15 credits): Students learn about algorithms, how they are defined, and how they are implemented in code.
•Networking (Core, 15 credits): Students learn about the core principles of networking and how to achieve communication between devices is achieved.
•Professional Practice (Core, 15 credits): Students develop skills as communicators, critical thinkers, analysers, team workers and interpreters.
•Database Design and Development (Core, 15 credits): Students develop an understanding of the concepts and issues relating to database design and development, as well as to provide the practical skills to translate that understanding into the design and creation of complex databases.
•Security (Core, 15 credits): Students learn about the detection of threats and vulnerabilities in physical and IT security, and the management of risks relating to organisational security.
•Managing a Successful Computing Project (Core, 15 credits): Students demonstrate the skills required for managing and implementing a project.

Optional modules: We choose units that balance out the student learning experience.
1.Software Development Lifecycles (15 credits): Students develop an understanding of different lifecycle models and their application. Students are given an opportunity to put this understanding into practice by applying the tools and techniques to a particular project.
2.Website Design and Development (15 credits): Students will be able to explain server technologies and management services associated with the hosting and management of secure websites. They will categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites, utilise website technologies, tools and techniques with good design principles to create a multipage website. They will create and use a Test Plan to review the performance and design of a multipage website.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,350
per year
EU
£6,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,350
per year
Scotland
£6,350
per year
Wales
£6,350
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston College

Department:

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Professional Studies [KC]

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