Why choose this course If you have already passed (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Certificate (or equivalent), this Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up 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. About the 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 New City Hub campus Our Computing department is based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus at 111 Canal Street, near Nottingham train station. The campus opened in the Spring of 2021 and features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science and computing laboratories, digital media broadcasting centre, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. 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 2023-24 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 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 Leicester De Montfort University according to our progression agreement. Alternatively, you could top-up your qualification to a honours 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 level.
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 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.
Republic of Ireland
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
We encourage mature students and applicants with non-computing backgrounds to apply, where relevant experience can be considered in place of formal qualifications. If you are a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate the ability to study at this academic level and have a genuine interest in the subject area.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.
As part of the admissions procedure, applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.
English language requirements
|An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
Additional fee information
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