Computing

HCUC

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

Entry Requirements GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. Who is the course for Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. Course Content First Year

Course details

Modules

Course Content Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory), which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: Programming Networking Professional Practice Database Design & Development Security Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set) Optional units Computer Systems Architecture Website Design & Development Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” materials are embedded in the BTEC L4 HND in computing programme. Actual Specialist units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. Study Methods 75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). Students will attend college for 15 hours/Y1 or 14 hours/Y2 – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments).

Assessment method

Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% Time-constrained assessments.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For more information, see our web page link here: https://www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/college-information/international.html


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 64 points From a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent)

Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/courses-west-london/computing-a-information-technology/166-level-4-9/6287-pearson-btec-level-4-hnc-in-computing-rqf.html

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5850 Year 1
England £5850 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5850 Year 1
Scotland £5850 Year 1
Wales £5850 Year 1
Channel Islands £5850 Year 1
International £7021 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.
Computing at HCUC - UCAS