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Computing Plus (RQF)

HCUC

UCAS Code: I101 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


HNC (BTEC)

P

Satisfactory completion of Level 4 Higher National Certificate in relevant computing-related subjects with a good attendance and an excellent College report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. In addition, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare students for further study or training. The programme is a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, without committing to a particular professional specialism. As a result, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing programme is valued by companies and employers, and is perfect for individuals who wish to have a more of a ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies and is also valuable in preparing students for life at university.

Modules

The unit combinations and the list of optional units are:

Mandatory Units:

Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
Business Intelligence
Optional units

Cloud Computing
Network Security
Advanced Programming
E-Commerce & Strategy
Artificial Intelligence
Cisco “CCNAv7”, Cisco “Cybersecurity Essentials” & Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing are integrated in the BTEC L5 HND in computing programme. Actual optional units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. The course also includes two vendor qualifications:

CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Cloud+.
CompTIA certificates will be administrated separately through Pearson VUE testing centres, which we offer in Uxbridge College and delivered during the student breaks, i.e. December, February, April & May. Passing or failing the 2 vendor qualifications tests will have no impact on the BTEC HND+ Computing progression.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 4% group work, 1% presentations. the grades in each subject unit are shown as:

pass
merit
distinction

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,543
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hayes Community Campus

Department:

Computing and Information Technology

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