Halesowen College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Cloud Computing

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Course summary

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Cloud Computing is a Level 4 vocational qualification. Successful completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progressing to university
You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop the practical knowledge and skills, employers and universities are looking for. Cloud Computing is a model for enabling on-demand access to a pool of computing resources, e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services, that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Cloud Computing equips students with cloud computing skills, knowledge, and the understanding necessary to be job ready in the cloud computing field. The HNC qualification has been aligned with the Cloud Practitioner Certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Cloud Support Associate job role. What units will be studied?
  • Unit 1 – Cloud Fundamentals (Core)
  • Unit 2 – Networking in the Cloud (Core)
  • Unit 3 – Security in the Cloud (Core)
  • Unit 4 – Programming (Core)
  • Unit 5 – Database Design and Development in the Cloud (Core)
  • Unit 6 – Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Core)
  • Unit 8 – Professional Practice (Optional)*
  • Unit 10 – Computer Systems Architecture (Optional)*

Course details

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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 - 4) in Maths and English Language. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500* Whole course
Northern Ireland £5500* Whole course
Scotland £5500* Whole course
Wales £5500* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

An additional registration fee is payable.
Cloud Computing at Halesowen College - UCAS