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Computing

University Campus Oldham

UCAS Code: CS56 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Grade C/4 Maths Grade C/4

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

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through six core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing offers students six specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards and vendor accredited certification (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment. There is also a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students.

Modules

Programming
Networking
Professional Practice
Database Design & Development
Security
Maths for Computing
Data Analytics
Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set unit).

Assessment methods

The course is delivered by a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, assignments and project based work. There is a strong focus on practical work, devising group strategies and solutions and feeding back via formal presentation. Students are also encouraged to work independently and to develop the necessary skills to enable the presentation of the highest standard with regards to academic submissions. The combination of theory and practice will enable students to engage in a wide range of activities that reflect modern day policing practice.

Assessments may take various forms and could include essays, reports, presentations, reflections on learning, and practical demonstrations.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
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EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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Course location:

University Campus Oldham

Department:

Computing

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