Our full time HNC in Computing is a computing course which specialises in network design and engineering. Situated in our state of the art, centre of Digital Learning (CODE); we have crafted a course to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in an ever expanding IT industry. You will establish core skills in computing before choosing this specialist pathway at level 5. You will study modules in network design, cloud computing and network security using our cutting edge facilities as part of a Huawei and Cisco academy and using Amazon Web services, Microsoft Azure cloud platform and servers from our long-time partner Simply. Throughout your final year you will also undertake an individual project working with a real client and employability skills are developed through work experience and links within our employment partners. Class sessions will be complemented by independent, self-directed learning using a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). Full-time study is fifteen hours per week, over two semesters, including tutorial time. It is expected that for every hour spent in the classroom, the equivalent is dedicated to independent, self-directed learning outside contact hours.
• Professional Practice • Programming • Computer Systems Architecture • Website Design and Development • Managing a Successful Project • Database Design and Development • Networking • Security
Units will be assessed using a variety of methods: reports, seminars, presentations, practical workshops, academic essays, screencasts and portfolios of evidence. Alternative assessment methods may be used where appropriate.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contact [email protected] for further information
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Alternatively, ‘A Level’ pass in an IT related subject or equivalent, or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. For applicants 21 and over, relevant industrial experience or vendor certification will be taken into account. Learners are expected to be able to demonstrate English language comprehension at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 to be able to study BTEC Higher Nationals.|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE Boost awards of up to £1500 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid in 3 instalments in November, January and May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to the Boost award. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.
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