Computing for England at University Campus Oldham - UCAS

Course summary

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate/ Diploma in Computing offers students a broad introduction to the subject area, effectively building underpinning core skills while preparing the student for progression onto the HND level 5 top-up. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students will develop broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through six core units, which include one unit assessed by an assignment.

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


Level 5 modules: Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) Business Process Support Risk Analysis & Systems Testing Network Security User Experience & Interface Design Network Management Internet of Things

Assessment method

The course is delivered by a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, assignments and project based work. There is a strong focus on practical work, devising group strategies and solutions and feeding back via formal presentation. Students are also encouraged to work independently and to develop the necessary skills to enable the presentation of the highest standard with regards to academic submissions. The combination of theory and practice will enable students to engage in a wide range of activities that reflect modern day policing practice. Assessments may take various forms and could include essays, reports, presentations, reflections on learning, and practical demonstrations.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 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

Approximately £100 per academic year, to cover the costs of core text books and external visits.
Computing for England at University Campus Oldham - UCAS