Coventry College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

This course will provide you with the opportunity of gaining a HND qualification in Computing. It is an excellent qualification for a career in Computing or Information Technology. First year units you will study

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Website Design & Development
Second year units you will study
  • Computing Research Project
  • Business Intelligence
  • Transport Network Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Plus other specialist/optional units to be agreed.
The College has a mix of general IT suites and practical computing labs including industry-standard hardware maintenance and networking facilities fit for CompTIA and Cisco Networking Academy provision. Delivery of programme A variety of teaching techniques will be used by the teaching team. The aim is to present interesting, informative and qualification and level relevant content – which will enable you to have the maximum possible opportunity to achieve the highest grade. All modules, assignments and sessions will have clearly defined learning outcomes. This programme will be delivered by a combination of the following delivery methods: 1. Teaching and Learning Sessions Within these sessions delivered content from seminars will be expanded upon, enabling you to explore content and further your knowledge through discussion, research and idea generation. The sessions will be used as supervised learning and guidance from a lecturer will be provided. 2. Practical Workshops Within these sessions you will be expected to work autonomously on your current theoretical and practical work. 3. Seminars Within these sessions lecture based material will be presented and explained by a subject specialist lecturer. 4. Independent Study Throughout the programme you will be required to be self-led and actively engage in independent study in order to progress at a high level. Guidance will be provided by the subject specialist; however a distinct amount of effort and time will be expected in addition to timetabled lessons. 5. Blended Learning Some content within certain modules will be delivered through online content enabling you to study at a time and in a location of their choosing. These modules will be supported with regular tutorial sessions so that lecturers can assist individually with the learning activities. 6. Personal Tutors and Personal Development Planning You will be encouraged to meet regularly with a personal tutor in order to make sure of your welfare and progression during your time on the programme. You will have at least one individual tutorial appointment arranged in each half-term period. Feedback has been sought from local business representatives to keep programme content and assignments abreast of current trends and needs in industry. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning experience and to collaborate with colleagues in a professional and meaningful way. The qualification is assessed entirely by means of coursework. To achieve the qualification, all (16) units must be passed. A minimum of a pass in eight modules per year (or equivalent credit value) must be achieved before you can be awarded the qualification. Feedback on programme All assessed work will be returned to you within an agreed timescale, accompanied by a completed feedback sheet; praising the positive, indicating areas for improvement and setting realistic and achievable goals. Once you have completed the course you can progress to the second or final year of a degree course or direct employment as a computing/I.T. professional.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeI100
Institution code C64
Campus nameHenley Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points with a minimum of at least grade D in one A-Level.
A level D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma P: 30 credits Any Pass will be accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English Language. An accepted alternative qualification is Functional Skills English/maths Level 2. International learners must evidence English Language abilities at IELTS Level 5.5 or above in both oral and written skills.

Additional entry requirements


Applications from Advanced Apprenticeships are welcomed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5225 Year 1
England £5225 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5225 Year 1
Scotland £5225 Year 1
Wales £5225 Year 1

Additional fee information

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