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Computing (RQF)

HCUC

UCAS Code: I420 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Two x A levels at grade D

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

PPP

BTEC Level 3 in IT (Diploma: MP, 90-Credit Diploma: MM, Extended Diploma: PPP)

UCAS Tariff

48

48 or above UCAS points. In addition, GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (9-4).

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
BTEC Level 3 in IT (Diploma: MP, 90-Credit Diploma: MM, Extended Diploma: PPP), or two x A levels at grade D, or Access to Higher Education Certificate, or other related level 3 qualifications equivalent to 48 or above UCAS points. In addition, GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (9-4).

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Reading and Writing must be at 5.5) or equivalent or Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or PTE 51.

Those who do not have formal qualifications at level 3 but can demonstrate extensive relevant work experience and/or achievement on a range of professional qualifications in Computing including programming are also welcome to apply.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR
This is a one year course which will develop a range of skills and techniques; personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enabling you to make an immediate contribution to employment. It will also provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career progression in computing and systems development.

Modules

Over the one year period, the course compromises of eight modules where six of them are core modules:

Programming

Networking

Professional Practice

Database Design & Development

Security

Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-Set)
Plus two optional units:

Strategic Information Systems

Website Design & Development
These units allows you to improve the technical skills, employability and the soft skills such as research, presentation and teamwork skills.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed entirely through coursework. A variety of assessment methods will be used which are designed to enable learners to meet the learning outcomes for the module and experience a range of methods in preparation for further study or employment. This includes written essays, reports, presentations, video, practical observations (including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 2% presentations).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,682
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Harrow Campus

Department:

Computing and Information Technology

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