This HND gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of highly relevant subject skills to open up a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector.
You’ll study a wide range of subjects, covering the diverse aspects of computing, including programming, analysis, design, computer architecture, networking, business communication, database design and professional practice.
• programming (core)
• networking fundamentals (core)
• professional practice (core)
• managing a successful computing project (core)
• security (core)
• database design and development (core)
• website design and development (option)
• computer systems architecture (option)
Year 2 (subject to change):
• computing research project (core 30 credit)
• business intelligence (core)
• cloud computing
• transport network design
• advanced programming
• network management
• client/server computing systems
You can view the full Course Specification here.
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Central College Nottingham, Beeston High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AH
19 September 2017 - 15 June 2019
Fees / reductions:Full fee: £7500
per year. Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Pearson Computing Higher National HND
2 years full-time
You will need to have successfully completed GCSEs in English Language and Maths at Grade 9-4 (A*-C). Applicants must also have completed one of the following Level 3 qualifications, equivalent to 64 UCAS points. Examples of qualifications we accept when combined with other qualifications:
You must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.
We encourage mature students and applicants with non-computing backgrounds to apply, where relevant experience can be considered in place of formal qualifications. If you are a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate the ability to study at this academic level and have a genuine interest in the subject area.
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Assessment is 100% coursework using a variety of:
The HND qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions.
After successfully completing the HND you could progress onto the third year of the BSc (Hons) Computing at De Montfort University as we have a progression agreement in place.
Alternatively you could top-up your qualification to a degree at a wide range of universities. The point of entry (e.g. second or third year of a degree) will depend on the chosen institution, modules studied and the grades achieved at HND.
Various bursaries are available for Higher Education courses. Visit our HE Funding page for details.
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