Chichester College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Higher National Diploma in Computing is a rigorous specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis. On the course you will study Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Security, and Managing a Successful Computing Project. The ethos of the course is to offer both theoretical and practical units combined with an extensive range of teaching and learning methods that enhance the learners’ self- confidence.
The course is particularly structured to allow the learner to develop skills in ‘key’ areas to enhance their career opportunities in different professional sectors of computing. There is overwhelming demand for skills in software development, database design, web development, HCI and network and systems security. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills to gain professional qualifications in conjunction with the course to improve their employability and professional knowledge.
The HND in Computing allows progression into or within employment in the IT and computing sectors, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study. Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities.
At the end of year 1 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma having studied 8 units totalling 120 credits. Year 1 units: Programming; Networking; Professional Practice; Database Design and Development; Security; Managing Successful Computing Project; 3D Modelling; Website Design and Development. At the end of year 2 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma having studied 15 units totalling 245 credits. Year 2 units: Computer Research Project; Business Intelligence; Advanced Programming; Database Management Systems, Forensics, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Animation
Assessment methods include range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, as well as written examinations and a final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your unit mark. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on your course choices.
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.
|Campus name||Crawley College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|A level||CCC - CDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - MMP||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|Scottish Higher||CCDDDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of Level 3 Higher Diploma including relevant subjects. Standard/Nationals Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE at grades C (4) or above are required in English Language and Maths.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Students must have their primary subject related to this course.|
All students complete an Audition/Interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work as part of their application. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6,125||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Higher Education Admissions
Victoria Sullivan Admissions Clearing Contact Number 01243 786321 ext.2112 Office Hours - 10.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Closed Bank Holiday Monday and Weekends.
Course contact details
Higher Education Admissions
Fax: 01243 539481