Computing HNC (HTQ) at Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College - UCAS

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Course summary

This course will be based at Herefordshire College, Folly Lane Campus. The Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing (Cyber Security) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing and cyber security sector. The course prepares students for employment in roles such as system management, networking, software development and game design. Units contain a balance of theory and practical skills. Everything we deliver has been verified by industry and local employers to ensure we are delivering what is required in your future careers. Students will learn how to programme through the use of programming languages such as C#, Java, and Python. With units focused on IT security and cyber security, we dive into setting up secure systems, which are equipped to deal with the threats found in today’s digital world. This course is designed to develop the practical skills and theoretical understanding of computing technologies and cyber security which is required in industry. You’ll develop your skills in our fantastic purpose-built computing labs, under the guidance of our expert staff, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in the computing sector. On successful completion of the Higher National Certificate (120 credits) you could move onto your next stage of higher education, you could enrol on our Higher National Diploma for a further 120 credits. On completion of the Higher National Certificate or Diploma you could apply for direct entry onto a top-up degree course or a relevant honours degree course at the University of Worcester (entering at year 2 or 3). Alternative providers are available, including remote learning providers. You could also move straight out into industry. Subjects covered in the course include Programming, Networking, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Database Design & Development. Studied part-time over two years, students will attend college one day a week for 30 weeks in each year

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.

Assessment method

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, projects, and case studies. Many assessments will be based on the application of knowledge and skills obtained in the computing lab. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at pass, merit and distinction.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE maths and English at Grades 9-4 (C or above) Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level and their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2995 Year 1
Scotland £2995 Year 1
Wales £2995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing HNC (HTQ) at Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College - UCAS