Computing (Software Development)

Walsall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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Course summary

This course is highly practical and provides a strong grounding in computing fundamentals. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of object oriented programming in Java, event driven programming in C#, computer systems and e-commerce. The units of study reflect the current employment opportunities within the industry and the skills in-demand by employers. A nationally recognised computing qualification, the HNC is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in the computing industry or who wish to progress onto a level 5 programme such as a HND. The course also aims to develop essential and transferrable employment skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, leadership and the dynamics of working with others in teams.

Course details


Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design and Development, Security, Managing a Successful Computing Project, Software Development Lifecycles, Website Design and Development,

Assessment method

12.5% Pearson set assignment 87.5% coursework

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code2IC1
Institution code W12
Campus nameWalsall College
Campus codeW

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 96 points
A level DDD - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
Scottish Higher Not accepted

GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English Language– grade C/4 Functional skill Level 2 Maths and English No international applications. Also required: Applications to all FT UG must be made through UCAS. If you only wish to apply to this college, please contact us and we will process your UCAS application. Related work experience will be considered for mature applicants. All applicants will be required to sit an initial assessment and attend an interview, and may be required to sit a written exam. Points of entry: Year 2 (HND) and Year 3. Campus: Wisemore Campus (Main Site).

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


Basic and Key Skill Builder Assessment (BKSB)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5200* Whole course
Northern Ireland £5200* Whole course
Scotland £5200* Whole course
Wales £5200* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing (Software Development) at Walsall College - UCAS