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Weymouth College

Computing

UCAS Code: JT34

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D-A*

Pass Access to Higher Diploma considered

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

MPP-D*D*D*

UCAS Tariff

64

A minimum of 64 UCAS Points required

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The new BTEC Higher National in Computing is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6.

The course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The BTEC HND in Computing will equip students with the computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary for a range of careers including network engineering, software engineering, games design, security and applications development.

On completion of the course students will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, this course will give students the experience that will prepare them for further study or employment in a related area.

Modules

Year 1 - Mandatory Core Units: Programming, Networking; Professional Practice; Database Design & Development; Security; Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set),

Specialist Units: Website Design & Development; Maths for Computing.

Year 2 - Mandatory Core Units: Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) (30 credits); Business Intelligence.

Specialist Units: Cryptography; Application Program Interfaces; User Experience and Interface Design; Emerging Technologies; Games Development.

Assessment methods

The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.

Two core units: one 15 credit (Level 4) and one 30 credit unit (Level 5) will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,750
per year
England
£5,750
per year
EU
£5,750
per year
International
£5,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,750
per year
Scotland
£5,750
per year
Wales
£5,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Weymouth College

Department:

Sport, Public Services, Media and IT

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