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Yeovil College University Centre

Computing

UCAS Code: YCCP

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


Equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points or more from at least 2 A levels.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

PPP

Equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points or more.

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The Higher National Certificate in Computing Programme is a stand-alone Level 4 qualification. It is highly recognised and respected among IT Employers. It has been developed to equip learners with key theoretical knowledge and vocational skills to make them highly competitive in the job market and help them excel in today’s IT industry. The programme is suitable for individuals who have achieved Further Education Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject. Adults who have attained equivalent level of work experience in IT and are looking to gain a recognised higher education qualification are also encouraged to apply. Learners who wish to complete a HND Computing programme should apply for this HNC programme and will progress to the top-up year to gain the full HND qualification, upon successful completion of the HNC year. Full Time study at Level 4 and 5 usually requires two days a week attendance.

Modules

Learners pursuing the HNC qualification will complete eight fixed level 4 modules. All of these have a 15-credit value and are listed below:

Level 4
Programming
Networking
Professional Practice
Database design & Development
Security
Managing Computing Project
Website Design & Development
Software Development Life Cycles**
Maths for Computing (Opt.) *

* Units combination for Networking Engineer
** Unit combination for Application Development

Assessment methods

The programme uses different types of formative assessments to test and prepare learners for the summative (graded) assessments. There are usually two summative assessments designed to cover all Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) for each module. The assessment tasks usually require students to produce coursework which may include written reports, presentations, practical implementation of IT systems etc.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,548
per year
EU
£6,548
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,548
per year
Scotland
£6,548
per year
Wales
£6,548
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Yeovil College University Centre

Department:

Computing

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