Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Computing (General)

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Course summary

This HTQ (Higher Technical Qualification) is a widely recognised and highly valued computing qualification that enables you to develop a range of higher level specialist technical skills and knowledge, enabling students to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. This programme is a non-specialist pathway, which will cover a broad range of computing topics that may be encountered in modern business, and means you don’t have to commit to a particular professional specialism. Students will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff. By completing this course, students will achieve an industry-recognised HND, which will enhance career prospects and your employability. To complement your course you will:

  • Hear from a range of guest speakers from the computing sector
  • Attend a relevant trip
It may be possible to gain additional vendor qualifications for example Cisco and CompTIA. On successful completion of this course, you can apply to study an additional year at Bedford College to gain a full BSc (Hons) degree, progress to a university, or you can enter employment.

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


The units you are studying will include: • Programming • Networking • Professional Practice • Database Design & Development • Security • Planning a Computing Project • Software Development Lifecycles • Website Design & Development • Computing Research Project • Business Process Support

Assessment method

100% Assessed through written and practical assessment.

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs A*-C/ 9-4 in English and Maths/equivalent Functional skills. AND 32-48 UCAS tariff points including a computing subject. OR IT Apprenticeship Level 3 OR Digital T Level OR BTEC Level 3 qualification in computing OR An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Computing or related subject.

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Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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

Additional fee information

Personal computer required £25 trip fee Fees subject to change.
Computing (General) at Bedford College Group - UCAS