The BTEC HNC in Computing programme is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and provides you with extensive knowledge of computing principles, with particular reference to the analysis, design and implementation of computer applications in a business context. It is designed to enable you to develop systems design skills and programming skills appropriate to business, such as Java, PHP, SQL and the use of Computer-Aided Software Engineering tools. It will provide you with the ability to apply computer concepts and principles to work situations and, with creative thinking, to develop innovative solutions to problems as the next generation of business software developers. The course will also equip you with the essential communication and critical thinking skills to prepare you for progression within the Computing industry. The HNC and HND Computing programme is designed to reflect the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education for students at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to a degree at Level 6. This course is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and will be delivered with a view to blended teaching; and subject to successful completion of the HNC, there will be an option to progress onto the Higher National Diploma, subject to numbers.
Course Content Units: Year 1 (HNC – Higher National Certificate): Programming (15 credits) Networking (15 credits) Professional Practice (15 credits) Database Design and Development (15 credits) Security (15 credits) Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits) Software Development Lifecycles (15 credits) Web Design Developments (15 credits) Upon the successful completion of Year 1 (HNC) you may wish to proceed to Year 2 – (HND - Higher National Diploma) Computing Research Project (30 credits) Business Intelligence (15 credits) Advanced Programming (15 credits) Application Development (15 credits) Artificial Intelligence (15 credits) Information Security Management (15 credits) Network Security (15 credits) The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants from non-native English speaking countries are welcome: English language skills equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual section (listening and reading, writing, speaking).
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English language requirements
GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6750||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6750||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6750||Year 1|