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University of Bolton

HND Computing

UCAS Code: 104G

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. You should also have two GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. Entry to this course is also available to applicants who have extensive appropriate work experience in the IT sector. If you don’t possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience we’ll be delighted to consider your application.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computing and information technology

Computer technology is increasingly embedded in business processes and society, which means there are always opportunities for suitably qualified professionals. Equivalent to two years of a university degree, this Computing HND offers you the practical and personal skills needed for a role in the sector or progression to higher-level study.

This Level 5 HND in Computing can help you turn your interest in technology into a rewarding career opportunity. It’s designed to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of computing and information technologies that are essential to businesses in this evolving sector of the economy. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

Throughout the course, our team of dedicated experts will guide you as you gain knowledge and understanding, as well as practical, professional and subject-specific skills. Your studies will focus on the core knowledge that is required by all computing professionals, such as programming, networking, database design and development, security, professional practice, business intelligence and how to manage a successful computing project. You’ll build on this learning with optional units that concentrate on developing your understanding and skills in areas such as games development and advanced programming, where you can use your imagination and creativity to modify and manipulate software to create animations and cutting-edge interfaces.

We’ll help you learn essential skills from problem-solving, through supporting individual computer users and organisations, to maintaining and managing their online systems. You’ll undertake an individual research project, where you’ll explore and examine a relevant and current topical aspect of computing in the context of a business environment. Overall, we’ll support you as you develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills, and gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills ready for employment or further study.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment methods

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,996
per year
England
£5,996
per year
EU
£5,996
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,996
per year
Scotland
£5,996
per year
Wales
£5,996
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bolton College, Greater Manchester

Department:

Computing

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Computing

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£20,000
low
Average annual salary
75%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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