Tameside College

Computing and Systems Development Tameside College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

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Few industries are as dynamic, fast-moving and changeable as Computing and IT. As we approach the 4th Industrial Revolution, preparation is all – and where better to prepare for this exciting future than in our state of the art ICT suite at Tameside College; The Centre of Excellence in Computing and IT.

Throughout this full time, 2-year study programme (completing the HNC qualification in year one and the HND in year 2), you will establish a comprehensive digital strategy to equip you with the right skills for industry and future-proof your employment opportunities for a workforce in the Global future.

You will engage in a variety of innovative Information Technology and Computing topics which ideal for students who wish to further their studies at higher levels or begin a career in a growth industry which involves jobs such as social media managers, coders and developers plus network engineers.

This 2-year course is a full-time programme which comprises of 16 modules studied over 2 years. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects, extended writing and interactive activities. Learners

Throughout the course you will study 16 units in total that include:

● Programming
● Networking
● Professional Practice
● Database Design & Development
● Cyber Security
● Managing a Successful Computing Project
● Strategic Information Systems
● Website Design & Development
● Computing Research Project
● Business Intelligence
● Systems Analysis & Design
● Games Development
● Advanced Programming
● E-Commerce & Strategy
● Database Management Systems

Course details


HNC Computing Core Units (Year 1):

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project

Additional units may include:

  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Website Design & Development

Assessment method

This is a vocational course where students are assessed via individual and group work, presentations, written assignments, video evidence, mini projects, research, case studies, practical demonstrations and observations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course: 64 UCAS Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE - 4 at grade C/4 including maths and English (or equivalent)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM

IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,995 Year 1
Scotland £5,995 Year 1
Wales £5,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Any trips and visits undertaken will be expected to be fully financed by the student.

Provider information

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Tameside College
Beaufort Road
Ashton under Lyne

Course contact details

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0161 908 6600