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Computing Security

HCUC

UCAS Code: C400 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48-64

GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply.

About this course


Course option

32.0weeks

Full-time | 2022

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing-Security, is designed to train tomorrow’s security professionals, combining fundamental concepts and principles with exposure to current technologies and solutions. You will gain a practical understanding of key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT security systems. Also, you’ll develop understanding of how network security systems function and how they might be abused and how security fits into business and commerce through applied learning. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that underpin the study, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals Certificate in Computing-Security, gives students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study, training or to pursue a wide array of career pathways within the public, private and charity sectors.

Modules

Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory) which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two further optional units at Level 4. The units are:

Core Units:

Programming
Networking
Professional Practice
Database Design & Development
Security
Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set)
Optional units:

Strategic Information Systems
Computer Systems Architecture
Cisco “CCNAv7” materials are embedded in the BTEC L4 HNC in computing-Security- programme. 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% time-constrained assessments. 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
£7,682
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

Computing and Information Technology

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