Computing for England (Software Engineering) at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

This HTQ is an exciting and informative study programme that students should find stimulating and challenging, providing an opportunity to follow a specialist route of interest. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress to higher education or employment in this specialist area. This programme of learning is designed to meet skills gaps in the current workforce and to enable progression into a career in the computing industry. The acquisition of knowledge and development of specialist skills including the configuring, design, building and maintenance of websites and software testing. Course runs 2 Years ,12 hours per week. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits studied over two years Students may progress to a Top-up degree at university to complete the final stages of a degree in this subject area. This may include: BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering) BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems BEng (Hons) On completion students may develop their career in this sector by entering or continuing existing employment. Students may consider roles such as: Software engineer Web designer Web developer IT consultant Game developer Applications developer IT Technical support Software tester Database administrator For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


At Level 4 you will study: Programming Networking Professional practice Database design and development Security Planning a computer project Software development lifecycles Website design and development At Level 5 you will study: Computing research project Business process support Discrete maths Data structures and algorithms Applied programming and design principles Network management Games development

Assessment method

Students are assessed by centre-developed internal assignments and Pearson-set assignments, which target industry-specific skills. Units are assessed using a variety of methods including reports, presentations, practical workshops and portfolios and evidence.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Whilst applications are considered on an individual basis, offers are usually based on a requirement to have: 64 UCAS points L3 qualification in a relevant subject Other related L3 qualifications 4 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above including maths and English Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area Related work experience will be considered in the absence of L3 qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

There are no essential additional costs to this course, however, you will need access to a suitable laptop or similar for work outside of teaching hours.
Computing for England (Software Engineering) at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS