Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Cloud Computing HNC

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Course summary

Subject to approval The Pearson Higher National Certificate in Cloud Computing will enable students to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the foundational concepts of cloud computing, including hands-on practical experience. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. Students will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, to take independent initiative, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to computing, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within the cloud computing industry. Bradford College has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All HE computing students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work. AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, Bradford College will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce. You’ll learn from a well-rounded curriculum in cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, cloud development and cloud security theory and practice, thus maximizing your career potential. As this programme is offered on a full-time basis, over a short timescale of one academic year, it is ideally placed to provide retraining opportunities for those industry professionals who may have recently fallen out of employment due to the rapidly changing landscape of retail outlets and impacts of the global pandemic. For those who are currently in employment and looking to upskill or change careers, then a part-time option of 18 months of study is also offered, where both working and study can take place.


At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the cloud sector through eight units, including a unit assessed through a Pearson-set assignment. The units of study are as follows: Unit 1: Cloud Fundamentals Unit 2: Networking in the Cloud Unit 3: Security in the Cloud Unit 4: Programming Unit 5: Database Design and Development in the Cloud Unit 6: Deploying and Operating in the Cloud (Pearson Set) Unit 7: Website Design and Development in the Cloud Unit 10: Computer Systems Architecture

Assessment method

Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue. This creates a workload which is primarily practical, but will be substantiated through written work such as reports and essays. Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from those who do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study at Higher Education level. Some credit points may be built up through prior learning and experience.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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