New College Stamford has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course will develop your professional and self-reflection skills to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector, and allow you to adapt to a constantly changing world. You will gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in computing and systems development, whilst ensuring you are prepared for the workplace.
How will you Learn?
You will learn through a combination of independent and group activities including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and demonstrations, tutorials, trips, visits and work-related experiences.
Methods of Assessment:
A range of assessment methods will be used including reports, presentations, and research projects.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at university in just one year. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up.
The HND is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis. You could gain employment in the computing industry in roles such as a Systems Analyst, Data Designer, Database Administrator, IT Project Manager, IT Support Technician or Web Designer.
Trips and Events:
You will have the opportunity to take part in a range of trips such as exploring the history of computing at Bletchley Park and gaming events such as the popular EGX. Please note that trips may differ year-on-year.
Work-based Learning and Employability Development:
You will undertake live assignments for real clients. There is an extensive tutorial pathway to improve employability and career options.
You will also have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from industry including consultants within the field of web design, database and security. Please note that guest speakers may differ year-on-year. You will also complete one weeks work experience in the second year.
Facilities and Support:
You will be taught in a dedicated IT suite with high specification computers running the latest industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud. You will also have access to high-speed internet on these systems. Free Wi-Fi is available to all students.
Throughout your course you will use the Google Suite for Education for lesson resources, assignments and group collaboration.
You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and careers advisors to help you with your future employment.
Managing a Successful Computer Project
Software Development Life Cycles
Web Design and Development
Computing Research Project
Application Program Interfaces
User Experience & Interface Design
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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• 96 UCAS points typically from A Levels or Level 3 Diploma in Computing or IT, although students from other subject specialisms are encouraged to apply.
• Mature students who may not have formal qualifications are encouraged to apply for an interview where you will be considered on your experience,.
Fees and funding
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