UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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 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
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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
The Manchester College is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
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We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.
Additional entry requirements
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
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