The HNC in Computing, awarding body Pearson Educational Ltd. is based at our Cheltenham Campus. The course provides a solid grounding in Computing, vendor-accredited qualifications and professional body membership.
The course has been designed to equip you with all you need to establish or further your career in IT and Computing. You will be studying a range of topics spanning security, programming and networking. This nationally recognised qualification offers direct progression into our Higher National Diploma in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity (HND) following the successful completion of this first year.
The emphasis in teaching on the HNC is to use a mixture of practical and theoretical assignment briefs so that you can develop your chosen skills. Where possible we use ‘live’ scenarios and topics, including those provided by local businesses. The College offers excellent Computing resources, including our own departmental network and a wide range of professional software and hardware resources.
- Professional Practice
- Database Design and Development
- Managing a successful computing project
And 2 optional from:
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Software Development Lifecycles
- Data Analytics
- Strategic Information Systems
(This list is not exhaustive)
The exact combination of units delivered can be discussed with students during the application stage.
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.
|Campus name||Cheltenham Campus|
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||48 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,700||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,700||Year 1|
Additional fee information
If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information, try The Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk/services/higher-education.aspx Fees quoted on Gloscol website page are per year of study. Fees are subject to change.