Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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.
Higher National Diploma - HND
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Reading College|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|A level||C C C||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|
|Scottish Higher||C C C|
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