Exeter College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for success in the current and future computing industry sector. It will also prepare you for continued study at Higher National Diploma (HND) level. Using the faculty’s IT lab facilities, with technical support and modern classroom settings, you will study a broad range of computing topics that give you an overview of this demanding and exciting industry. Practical sessions include troubleshooting and maintaining computer hardware, programming and configuring and managing local computer networks. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is delivered through theoretical sessions and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to research topics and complete assignments outside class time. You will be assessed through coursework that can be either written work, question and answer sessions or practical demonstrations. You could progress to… By studying this HNC course, you have a range of opportunities within industrial and commercial organisations where a broad based work related education is desirable. This is an established qualification which is recognised by employers within the industry. This programme also gives you the possibility of progression pathways on to the Higher National Diploma (HND) course in year 2. You could go on to careers in… Network engineering, software engineering, cybersecurity or database development in job roles such as: systems analyst, programmer, systems tester, database administrator, IT project manager, IT support technician, security specialist. Units (for guidance only) › Programming › Networking › Database Design and Development › Security › Professional Practice › Managing a Successful Computing Project › Computer Systems Architecture › Data Analytics
The programme is delivered through theoretical sessions and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to research topics and complete assignments outside class time. You will be assessed through coursework that can be either written work, question and answer sessions or practical demonstrations.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS Level, A Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in IT – grades MPP, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access to Higher Education Diploma or other computing qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. All applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C (4) or above or equivalent. Those without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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