Central Bedfordshire College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Central Bedfordshire College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course is suitable for anyone wishing to progress their skills and knowledge in the varied Computing sector. The BTEC Higher Nationals are aimed at candidates who favour a more practical based learning experience and are typically considered to be part of a vocational pathway. This course is suitable for you if you feel that University is not currently the right option for you and you would like to further develop your skills and expertise on a programme that is valued by the sector. This course is also suitable and highly desirable for those working in the sector looking to upskill or add a Higher Education qualification to their resume.

Course details


This course prepares you with skills and knowledge in a variety of topics that will prepare you for the next level of education or a job in the Computer industry. The programme is split into two semesters that run for a full year. The units of study are outlined below: Semester 1 • Unit 1 – Business Skills for e-Commerce • Unit 2 – Computer Systems • Unit 3 – Employability and Professional Development • Unit 4 – Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Semester 2 • Unit 13 – Multimedia Design and Authoring • Unit 14 – Website Design • Unit 15 – Website Management • Unit 19 – Object Oriented Programming The assessment methods used for this programme includes a diverse range of activities including online assessment, written assignments and practical exams to demonstrate competency.

Assessment method

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced IT professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. Lectures, discussions, independent research, industrial case studies, e-Learning modules and practical activates to develop vocational skills. HOW WILL I KNOW HOW WELL I AM DOING? Every student has access to a Personal Tutor who will meet with them on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress and have no issues with the course or college. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, help you manage your workload and meet college expectations. The college also uses an online monitoring system that will show attendance, grades and track progress on assignment submissions so that all learners are able to monitor their own progress 24/7.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits P: 45 credits A Pass is accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Maths grade 4 (C)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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