A widely-recognised and highly valued computing qualification that enables you to develop a range of skills, knowledge and gain the relevant experience necessary to progress a career in Computing. In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers the course provides a solid platform for further study in the subject area. The course includes the key computing subjects including programming, networking, security, website design, computing intelligence, database design, games development, business intelligence and managing a computing project. A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging andmemorable and prepare you for a range of progression routes. This course is validated by Pearson and delivered over two years on two days per week. The programme is run on a 4 semester basis from September to June. The HND is a broad-based qualification and consists of the following modules in year one: Core modules: - Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design, Security and Managing a Computing Project. In addition to the six core modules there are two optional modules. These include: Website Design & Development.
The HND is a broad-based qualification and consists of the following modules in year one: Core modules: - Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design, Security and Managing a Computing Project. In addition to the six core modules there are two optional modules. These include: Website Design & Development. In year two: Core modules: - Computing Research Project and Computing Intelligence. Optional modules could include: Cloud Computing, Game Design Theory, Games Development, User Experience & Interface Design, Internet of Things, Database Management Systems but these are subject to change.
This course is validated by Pearson and delivered over two years on two days per week. The programme is run on a 4 semester basis from September to June. Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, examinations, presentations and Pearson set projects.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry requirements include: • A Levels or L3 BTEC National Diploma / GNVQ Advanced or Relevant work experience in a responsible IT role. • GCSEs for English and maths at grade C/4 or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration. • Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments and may wish to consider the part time GCSE courses that the college offers both during the evening and daytime. • Accreditation may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning for mature learners. • To be able to study on this course you will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English –please refer to the Course Specification for the IELTS requirement for your individual course. Please see www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/courses/international_students_esol
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7425||Year 1|