ABI College

Computing ABI College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing prepares students for employment, both with specialist computing companies and generally in industry, commerce and public services. It provides a stimulating, vocationally-oriented programme of learning, enabling you to acquire the technical knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary to meet the needs of a whole range of organisations employing computing experts.

Course details

Assessment method

HNDs are assessed through assignments, projects, presentations and practical tasks that you complete throughout the course. If you successfully complete HND, the grades in each subject unit are shown as: pass, merit or distinction.

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 9T00
Institution code A41
Campus name Reading
Campus code R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A Level achievement (‘A’ to ‘E’ grade) that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject. Note: equivalent qualifications are acceptable.
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education Institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing or another related Level 3 qualification

As part of our entry requirements, applicants who may not have the necessary qualifications, may be considered through their relevant work experience (3 years minimum). As part of the application process, applicants will be required to provide a copy of their CV and a reference letter from employers.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Firstly the team will look at your qualifications against each course’s entry criteria, your experience and personal statement and if they consider from this that you would benefit from the course you have applied for you will be invited to come to the College for an assessment test in English literacy and comprehension. If you successfully pass the English language requirements, you will be invited for a personal interview.


The personal interview provides you with an opportunity to talk to ABI College staff members about the course in order to ensure that it meets your needs. On the basis of this you will either be offered a place to study with us, or if it is decided that you are not ready for one of our courses appropriate advice will be given.
In some cases, the team may contact you for further information to help them make an admissions decision. If this is the case, please reply as soon as possible to avoid your application being rejected.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 All EU applicants are required to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR) qualification at a standard commensurate with IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded in Reading & Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,165 Year 1
EU £6,165 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

Registration and certification with the awarding body: Students are required to pay £280 Edexcel Registration Fee at the beginning of their course. Upon successful completion of HND in Business, students will be refunded £280 when they receive their HND certificate. If withdrawn or excluded, the fee will not be refunded. It is a mandatory requirement that all students are registered with the awarding body (Pearson), shortly after starting the course. Accordingly, the College requires that you pay your fee within 14 days of your start date. This is in addition to the annual tuition fee and, and unlike tuition fee, it is not paid by the Student Loan Company.

Provider information

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ABI College
3 The Mount
W3 9NW

Course contact details

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Head of Admissions

0208 993 4500