Why choose this course?
This 2-year Higher National Diploma course gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of highly relevant subject skills to open up a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector. Successful completion of the first year leads to the award of a Higher National Certificate. Students on the two-year programme then go on to top this up to a Higher National Diploma.
About this course
You’ll study a wide range of subjects, covering the diverse aspects of computing, including programming, analysis, design, computer architecture, networking, business communication, database design and professional practice.
Examples of units you may study include:
computer systems architecture
database design and development
networking and virtualisation
managing a successful computing project
- website/web application design and development
Assessment is 100% coursework using a variety of assignments, case studies, practical tests and phase tests.
We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.
Your career and progression
The Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions.
After successfully completing the HND you could progress onto the third year of the BSc (Hons) Computing at De Montfort University in Leicester as we have a progression agreement in place. Alternatively you could top-up your qualification to a degree at a wide range of universities. The point of entry (e.g. second or third year of a degree) will depend on the chosen institution, modules studied and the grades achieved at HND.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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.
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
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements may be invited to an informal interview.|
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.
As part of the admission process, applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|International||£9,500 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.