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Computing UCEN Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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TEF Silver

UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This one year Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher Certificate in Computing will offer you an overview of the current specialisms that make up the field of Computing.

At Level 4 the course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through a range of occupational sectors. This will effectively build your underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5.

Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Course details

Modules

Computer Systems Architecture. (15 credits)
Module/Unit Information Level 4
Computer Systems Architecture. (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the foundations of computer systems architecture together with the integrated hardware and software components and subsystems that enable and allow data to be input, processed and output.

Database Design and Development. (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to give students opportunities to develop an understanding of the concepts and issues relating to database design and development, as well as to provide the practical skills to translate that understanding into the design and creation of complex databases.

Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to offer students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills required for managing and implementing a project.

Networking (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to provide students with wider background knowledge of computer networking essentials, how they operate, protocols, standards, security considerations and the prototypes associated with a range of networking technologies.

Professional Practice (core) (15 credits)
This unit provides a foundation for good practice in a variety of contexts. The ability to communicate effectively using different tools and mediums will ensure that practical, research, design, reporting and presentation tasks are undertaken professionally and in accordance with various communication conventions.

Programming (core) (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the core concepts of programming with an introduction to algorithms and the characteristics of programming paradigms

Security (core) (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the detection of threats and vulnerabilities in physical and IT security, and how to manage risks relating to organisational security.

Website Design and Development RQF Unit 10 (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the underpinning services required to host, manage and access a secure website before introducing and exploring the methods used by designers and developers to blend back-end technologies (server-side) with front-end technologies (client-side).

Assessment method

Assessment will be through ongoing coursework against each of the modules.

There will be varying assessment methods which will include presentations, formal written reports and portfolios.


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 N110
Institution code M10
Campus name Openshaw Campus
Campus code 7

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

The Manchester College is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants with no formal academic qualifications may be considered for entry. All non-standard entry applicants will be interviewed by the programme team to assess suitability.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Estimate costs for a laptop are £300. You will need to purchase digital storage device up to 1TB at an approximate cost of £50.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
Openshaw
Manchester
M11 2WH


Course contact details

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Course Enquiry Team

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department

International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600