Blackpool and the Fylde College

Computing Blackpool and the Fylde College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson EDI


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If you are looking for a recognised qualification that covers a broad spectrum of exciting and contemporary computer science and digital technologies, the HNC in Computing is an excellent programme to get you involved in Higher Education level study in this ever-changing and vibrant sector. If you are in work and want to retrain, sharpen your skills or if you are in a computing-related job, receive a qualification that recognises the work you do, our part-time delivery provides a manageable two year route so you can manage your commitments and studies to experience success.

Blackpool and the Fylde College is committed to providing a highly responsive curriculum that is employment and future-focused and will enable you to develop the essential knowledge and skills that will prepare you for future success in work and life.

The HNC Computing is a recognised qualification that has recently been redeveloped in consultation with industry to meet the needs of the digital sector and prepare students for a range of entry level job roles or progression to further more highly specialised study, such as our British Computer Society accredited and Lancaster University awarded degree programmes.

The HNC Computing can be delivered full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years. This is ideal if you are looking to enter higher education however have other daily commitments. Also it aids if you are already in a computing role and are looking to update skills with a recognised qualification. The HNC Programme includes a range of core digital skills that forms the basis for a full range of contemporary computing disciplines in the ever-growing digital economy.

Key elements of the programme include:
• You will use industry standard languages and development environments such as the Adobe suite, Visual Studio, Packet tracer and HTML / CSS / .NET / SQL
• You will explore web design and development concepts and apply them, creating and testing a website to a client brief
• You will explore and apply basic programming concepts using a contemporary language to develop an application
• You will explore networking concepts, and design and implement a small network in a practical environment to meet business needs
• You will gain general software engineering skills including working with databases requirements gathering, producing technical designs and developing and testing interfaces all of which increase the range of careers you can pursue in the digital sector
• You will explore fundamental cyber security concepts, evolving threats and means of protecting against them
• You will build a portfolio including websites, databases, and applications, providing to employers and clients evidence of your abilities and aptitude for key development roles
• You will manage a project individually, building management and problem solving skills which will enhance value to future employers and develop yourself both personally and professionally

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants to this course must apply through UCAS

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Full Access to HE Diploma in relevant subject

A Level 2 qualification in Maths and English is also desirable.

Applications from students returning to education who do not possess the formal entry qualifications but can demonstrate relevant industry experience, will be considered on merit but would not normally be considered without Level 2 Maths and English.

English language requirements

English Language at Level 2 is essential. International students must have a current IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each of the four components; Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,250 Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Blackpool and the Fylde College
Ashfield Road

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01253 504322

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