This course is designed to prepare you for a career in a broad range of digital occupations, such as Cyber Security, Network Engineering, Business Intelligence and Data analytics. The first year of this two year course lays the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to digital technologies and to a range of specialist functions, developing your core skills in key areas of digital-technology-related business. The second year gives you the opportunity to specialise in a digital-technology related occupational area such as Cyber Security, Network Engineering, Business and Data analytics. Once you have completed your two years with us you will have a professional understanding of the principles in your chosen digital specialism and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the area of digital technologies. You will finish with a Level 5 Higher National Diploma, which is equivalent to a second year of an Undergraduate degree, and you can either progress into employment in the industry or complete a BSc Top-up (Level 6) at a University that offers it. This is an approved Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) that has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and aligns with occupational standards recognised by employers. HTQs are a new alternative to apprenticeships or degrees. They may suit you if you want a more practical, employer-led study programme.
The aims of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Digital Technologies are: ● To give students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the national and international digital technologies environment. ● To develop students with enquiring minds, who have the abilities and confidence to work across different digital technologies functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex digital technologies. ● To provide the core skills required for a range of careers in digital technologies, including cyber security, software development, data analytics, networking, animation, software testing, business analysis and change management. ● To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic ambitions. ● To develop students’ understanding of the major impact that digital technologies have on the business environment. ● To provide insight into digital technology operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace. ● To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, essays, case studies and pr
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
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Dover College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
You may be able to apply for year 2 entry if you hold an existing HNC in digital or computing subject.
We have a whole-applicant approach to admissions and will consider everyone on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with level 3 qualifications who do not meet the standard qualification profile are invited to contact us to discuss their individual circumstances, for example if you are completing a Digital T-Level. Those without level 3 qualifications but who have relevant work experience may be considered, and are invited to contact the College to discuss their circumstances.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding