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Yeovil College University Centre

Computing top up

UCAS Code: YTCP

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


HNC (BTEC)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This Higher National Diploma in Computing is a Top-Up programme for students who have achieved the HNC Computing (or equivalent) and wish to progress into a full Level 5 HND qualification. It is highly recognised and respected among IT Employers as it covers theoretical concepts and vocational skills required to excel in today’s IT industry. It has been developed to equip learners with the specialist knowledge and skills to make them competitive and employable in the job market.

The HND Computing Top-Up can be achieved in one-year of full-time study. This is an ideal progression route for learners who have completed the HNC Computing programme.

Modules

Learners pursuing the HND qualification are expected to have completed all the eight HNC modules at Level 4 by the time they would start the HND programme. The HND Computing itself will cover seven modules at Level 5 (including a Research Project module). All modules in these programmes have a 15-credit value (except the double-value Research Project module which has 30 credits.)

Module titles are listed below:
Computing Research Project
Business Intelligence
Application Development
Network Security
Network Management
Prototyping*
Application Programming Interface*
Transport Network Design**
Cloud Computing**

* *Units combination for Networking Engineer

* Unit combination for Application Development

Note: We are currently running the Applications Development Pathway

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 the 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. Each module is second-marked and graded as either Refer, Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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

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Course location:

Yeovil College University Centre

Department:

Computing

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