Cloud Computing at BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College) - UCAS

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Course summary

This course can be studied full-time over 1 year, achieving a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Cloud Computing qualification, or over 2 years, achieving a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cloud Computing qualification. The purpose of the HNC and HND qualifications is to equip students with cloud computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to be job ready in the cloud computing field. The HNC and HND course content is closely aligned with the needs of employers, professional bodies, vendors and higher education for a skilled future workforce with a range of modules to cater for a range of progression plans. The courses are awarded by Pearson UK and developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services Educate. The HNC qualification has been aligned with the Cloud Practitioner Certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Cloud Support Associate job role. The HND qualification includes foundational content which can help students to prepare for both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and the AWS Certified Developer exams at Associate Level. Students completing the HNC/D Cloud Computing course may go on to employment in the cloud computing field or progress to a final year at university. The HNC/D course can lead to job roles such as cloud support, cyber security and cloud software development. We offer smaller class sizes enabling supportive quality teaching and allows both one to one tuition and group work. This course has a competitive fee structure with flexible entry requirements based on your experience.


The HND course consists of 15 modules, totalling 240 credits, titled: Year 1: Cloud Fundamentals Computer Systems Architecture Database Design and Development in the Cloud Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Pearson Set) Networking in the Cloud Programming Security in the Cloud Website Design and Development in the Cloud Year 2: Applied Programming and Design Principles Cloud Architecture Design Cloud Computing Research Project (Pearson Set) Cloud Systems Integration Data Structures and Algorithms Information Security Management in the Cloud Operating Systems in the Cloud

Assessment method

Summative assessment methods are via Pearson UK or tutor set assignments and projects. This will involve research and practical based tasks set within a world of work industry-based role/scenario to deliver a project covering the contents of the module. Formative assessment methods are via tutorials, classroom-based learning and remote based learning. This includes weekly tasks set to learn and demonstrate new programming or AWS based knowledge learnt, consistent student feedback on your progression through each module, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses within the module and to ensure you develop further.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You are required to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs. We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, professional qualifications from their work sector, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


If you do not meet the entry requirements outlined you may be asked to attend for an interview with the Admissions Tutor.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.

English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum standard of English at IELTS Level 5.5 with no element below 5.0.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6500 Year 1
England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fee stated is charged per year of study and we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X). BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
Cloud Computing at BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College) - UCAS