Walsall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Computing (Software Development)

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Course summary

Our HND is a highly practical course with a central focus on software development. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of web applications development using PHP, database design using MySQL, computer games development, mobile programming and networking. The units of study reflect the current employment opportunities within the industry and technology innovations such as programming in Java for Android mobile. 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. A nationally recognised level 5 computing qualification, the HND 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 the final year of a degree programme.e.

Course details


Computing Research Project (Pearson-set), Business Intelligence, Advanced Programming, Application Program Interfaces, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems, Games Development,

Assessment method

25% Pearson set assignment 75% 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 code204G
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 120 points From completed Pearson HNC Computing - Software Development (Pass grade)
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
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 1 (HNC) and Year 3. Campus: Wisemore Campus (Main Site).

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5500 Whole course
Scotland £5500 Whole course
Wales £5500 Whole course

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