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This qualification prepares you for employment within the growing industry of cyber security. It offers a progression route into a number of roles within IT and computing professions. HNDs are recognised by employers and allow direct progression into employment. Students will have the use of the latest computing technology including a Cisco networking lab, NAO robots and Lego Mindstorm robots.
Each module carries equal weighting of 15 credits with the exception of Computing Research Project which carries a weighting of 30 credits.
Students complete a total of 240 credits. Your overall grade for the certificate is based on grades obtained for all modules taken.
Programming- Networking- Professional Practice- Database Design and Development- Security- Managing a Professional Computing Project- Website Design and Development- Maths for Computing
Computing Research Project- Business Intelligence- Cryptography- Forensics- Information Security Management- Robotics- Virtual and Augmented Reality Development
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||Reading College|
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||96 points|
|A level||CCC||Minimum of 1 x C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
GCSE maths and English C grade or above or Functional Skills level 2.
Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be admitted with credit for up to a maximum of 120 credits at level 4
Work experience can be taken into consideration
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate minimum IELTS 6.0 in reading and writing components
Fees and funding