Our full time HND in Computing (Application Development) is a specialist computing course, specialising in software and app development.
It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in an ever expanding IT industry. You will establish essential skills in network design, computer architecture, software development & systems, web design and systems security as well as professional development at Level 4 before choosing specialist option modules at Level 5 to increase your knowledge and skills in software development, prototyping and testing.
Units will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning styles: formal taught sessions, directed learning, tutor-led discussion and seminars, practical workshops with students working individually and/or in groups according to need and their learning preference.
Class sessions will be complemented by independent, self-directed learning using a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).
Full-time study is fifteen hours per week, over two semesters, including tutorial time. It is expected that for every hour spent in the classroom, the equivalent is dedicated to independent, self-directed learning outside contact hours.
Modules Year 1 - Level 4
• Professional Practice
• Event Driven Programming
• Computing Systems Architecture
• Website Design and Development
• Managing a Successful Project
• Database Design and Development
Year 2 - Level 5
• Computing Research Project
• Business Intelligence
• Application Program Interfaces
• Application Development
Plus choosing from the following options:
• Virtual & Augmented Reality Development
• User Experience and Interface Design
• Internet of Things
• System Analysis
• Database Management Systems
Units will be assessed using a variety of methods: reports, seminars, presentations, practical workshops, academic essays, screencasts and portfolios of evidence. Alternative assessment methods may be used where appropriate.
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.
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||64 points||
64 UCAS points or equivalent:
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in a Computing related field
- GCE A levels in more than one subject, grade C or higher – preferably demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject.
- Access to a Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved Further Education institution
- Related work experience
- International equivalent of the above
Learners are expected to be able to demonstrate English language comprehension at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 to be able to study BTEC Higher Nationals.
The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE scholarships at £2000 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid as follows; £400 end of October, £800 end of January and £800 end of May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to a scholarship. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.