Computing

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI
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Course summary

Why choose this course? This 2-year Higher National Diploma course gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of highly relevant subject skills to open up a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector. Successful completion of the first year leads to the award of a Higher National Certificate. Students on the two-year programme then go on to top this up to a Higher National Diploma. About this course You’ll study a wide range of subjects, covering the diverse aspects of computing, including programming, analysis, design, computer architecture, networking, business communication, database design and professional practice. Examples of units you may study include:

  • computer systems architecture
  • database design and development
  • object-oriented programming
  • security
  • professional practice
  • networking and virtualisation
  • managing a successful computing project
  • website/web application design and development
Assessment Assessment is 100% coursework using a variety of assignments, case studies, practical tests and phase tests. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression The Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. After successfully completing the HND you could progress onto the third year of the BSc (Hons) Computing at De Montfort University in Leicester as we have a progression agreement in place. Alternatively you could top-up your qualification to a degree at a wide range of universities. The point of entry (e.g. second or third year of a degree) will depend on the chosen institution, modules studied and the grades achieved at HND.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

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 code032I
Institution code N30
Campus nameHighfields
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements may be invited to an informal interview.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.

Portfolio

As part of the admission process, applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
International £9500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2020-21 have not yet been confirmed. The sum quoted of £9,500 is intended to be indicative only. Please check on the College website or contact our International Office for further information.
Computing at Nottingham College - UCAS