Computing at Hopwood Hall College - UCAS

Course summary

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing is ideal if you are seeking a higher education qualification or training in the world of sophisticated computing systems and networks. The programme is a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, without committing to a particular professional specialism. The course will give you the practical core skills necessary to succeed as an IT professional. The course aims to provide focus on providing a range of careers in Computing, such as Network Management, Application Development, Database Management, Cloud and Security. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies.

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


The units offered cover a range of computer-related skills the core units studied are: • Programming • Networking • Professional Practice • Database Design & Development • Security • Managing a Successful Computing Project • Computer Systems Architecture • Computing Research Project • Business Intelligence. In addition to the core units the course will also include five optional units. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and E-learning.

Assessment method

The method of assessment varies between modules and your lecturers will advise you of the method(s) to be used. This reflects the need to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills. During your HND programme you will experience some, or all, of the following methods of assessment: • Formal & Informal reports • Written assignments • Laboratory practical work • In-class tests • Coursework case study problems • Work sheets • Project work • Group/Individual presentations

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

International applicants

Unfortunately, we do not accept Tier IV applicants

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and mathematics at GCSE grade 4/C or above is also required for entry to this course. Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications are also accepted.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing at Hopwood Hall College - UCAS