Weymouth College

Computing Weymouth College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The new BTEC Higher National in Computing is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6.

The course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The BTEC HND in Computing will equip students with the computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary for a range of careers including network engineering, software engineering, games design, security and applications development.

On completion of the course students will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, this course will give students the experience that will prepare them for further study or employment in a related area.

Course details


Year 1 - Mandatory Core Units: Programming, Networking; Professional Practice; Database Design & Development; Security; Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set),

Specialist Units: Website Design & Development; Maths for Computing.

Year 2 - Mandatory Core Units: Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) (30 credits); Business Intelligence.

Specialist Units: Cryptography; Application Program Interfaces; User Experience and Interface Design; Emerging Technologies; Games Development.

Assessment method

The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.

Two core units: one 15 credit (Level 4) and one 30 credit unit (Level 5) will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code JT34
Institution code W66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

International applicants

International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points A minimum of 64 UCAS Points required
A level A* - D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - MPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to Higher Diploma considered

Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with a minimum 48 UCAS points achieved. International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Applicants will normally be invited for interview.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,750 Year 1
EU £5,750 Year 1
International £5,750 Year 1
England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

A £20 College parking permit if applicable. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.

Provider information

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Weymouth College
Cranford Avenue

Course contact details

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01305 761100

Fax: 01305 208892

Roz Osborne HE Registrar