This Higher National Diploma in Computing (HTQ) is highly recognised and respected among IT Employers as it covers theoretical concepts and vocational skills required to excel in today’s IT industry. It is part of the newly developed Higher Technical Qualification which is mapped to the Software Tester apprenticeship standard and has been developed to equip learners with the specialist knowledge and skills to make them competitive and employable in the job market. The lecturing team consist of highly qualified and experienced HE lectures who are dedicated to ensuring students success through effective curriculum delivery and pastoral support. Most of the current lecturers have had relevant industry experience in IT. The HND Computing can be achieved in two years of full-time study and usually requires learners to attend College two days a week. After the Course Successful completion of this programme leads to the award of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (Application Development and Testing). This programme is an industry recognised, level 5 qualification which is the equivalent of completing the second year of a University degree programme. Students who achieve this HND Computing qualification can either progress directly into IT related employment or continue onto a one-year BSc (Hons) Computing top up.
Learners benefit from a combination of tutor-led sessions, lectures, seminars, group discussions and research, visiting speakers, practical activities and online materials via VLE. Learners also have additional support sessions with their personal tutor. In addition to these, learners are expected to dedicate some time to individual research and self-study outside the timetabled sessions. As expected of all HE programmes, learners individual engagement with the programme contents is very important for successful completion and achieving high grades in the programme. Level 4 Modules: Programming Networking Professional Practice Database Design & Development Security Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set) Software Development Lifecycles Website Design & Development Level 5 Modules: Computing Research Project Business Process Support Application Program Interfaces Application Development Risk Analysis and Systems Testing Cloud Computing Prototyping Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically in line with student and stakeholder feedback, awarding body changes, or to reflect developments in the discipline. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook.
The programme uses different types of formative assessments to test and prepare learners for the summative (graded) assessments. There are usually two summative assessments designed to cover all the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) for each module. The assessment tasks usually require students to produce coursework which may include written reports, presentations, practical implementation of IT systems etc. Each module is second-marked and graded as either Refer, Pass, Merit or Distinction. We aim to provide learners with written feedback within 15 working days of their assessment submission deadlines.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 5.5 (with both reading and writing at at least 5.5), a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please get in touch.
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