Computing for England at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The one-year Higher National Certificate in Computing for England is aimed at students wanting to continue their education at university-level through applied learning. It is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in the computing sector and provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for success. The course develops students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet both the demands of employers and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it. Students gain a thorough grounding in computing principles at Level 4 relating to professions within the computing sector and are prepared to continue their studies at level 5 to gain the full higher technical qualification. The delivery of the course has been designed so that where possible industry led courses such as CISCO and Oracle can be included.


Modules studied: • Programming • Networking • Professional Practice • Database Design & Development • Security • Planning a Computing Project • Software Development Lifecycles • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through submission of written reports and practical solutions such as programming, database development and web applications. Formative assessment is primarily developmental in nature and is designed to give feedback to students on their performance and progress, with support. Summative assessment is given where students are provided with the assignment grades contributing towards the overall unit grade. The programme allows 120 credits.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing for England at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS