Our HNC is a specialist computing course. It is designed 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 essential skills in network design, computer architecture, systems, web design and maintenance as well as professional development. 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. Units will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning styles: formal taught sessions, directed learning, tutor-led discussion and seminars, practical workshops with students working individually and/or in groups according to need and their learning preference. The delivery of the course may be a combination of online and face-to-face delivery if required. Full-time study is sixteen hours per week, over two semesters, including tutorial time. Part-time study is eight 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. The Computing teaching team is made up of highly experienced vocational staff with several years’ experience of teaching both software development and networking at undergraduate level. All team members have relevant teaching qualifications which arm them with the skills to share their first-hand knowledge and expertise with students.
• 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.
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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.