Why choose this course
This Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is designed to give 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.
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 Certificate (HNC) 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 HNC course, you could also top-up your qualification to a Higher National Diploma (HND) using our flexible full-time or part-time top-up options.
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 admissions procedure, 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.