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The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing is a Level 4 vocational qualification. Successful completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:
Continuing existing employment
Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Progressing to university
A BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is equivalent to the 1st year of a full university degree. However, BTECs focus on learning by doing and that means you will put what you learn into practice right away.
You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for.
There are no exams. You will engage in a range of learning and assessment styles and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting individual and group work.
Work-based assignments are encouraged. Apprentices and others in employment are encouraged to engage with their own practice and to share knowledge and expertise with others through activities such as group work and presentations.
Example modes of assessments include: written assignments, presentations, case studies, reflective portfolio entries, problem based learning, reflective journals, seminars, independent studies, workplace investigations, self-evaluation/needs analysis, evaluations, literature critiques.
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
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||An A Level profile preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||A BTEC Level 3 qualification preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC|
|Access to HE Diploma||An Access to Higher Education qualification preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC|
This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.
Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
Fees and funding
|EU||£4,880 *||Whole course|
|England||£4,880 *||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£4,880 *||Whole course|
|Scotland||£4,880 *||Whole course|
|Wales||£4,880 *||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.