Part Time

Subject Area


Course Length

2 Years




Higher Education



Course Level


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HNC Computing and Systems Development

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Who is this course for?

This course is for people who wish to build a career in computing or a related role. You will develop your computing skills across a wide variety of areas. If you’re looking for a career change, this is a popular method to gain the necessary qualifications.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You must have a level 2 qualification in English and be comfortable using MS Office although no formal Computing qualification is required. You will however need to be able to show your interest in the subject and have the determination to succeed through an interview with department staff.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers a range of topics over 8 units such as:

  • Computer Systems
  • Programming
  • Web Applications Development
  • Business Skills for e-commerce
  • Networking Technologies

How you will learn

You will learn through a combination of group and individual practical work, classroom teaching and directed private study.

Assessment is all through assignment work such as reports and presentations.

Where could this course take you?

An HNC in Computing is a recognised qualification which can lead to job opportunities in a variety of different areas including, working as computer engineers, systems engineers, database managers, software developers, development and support officers, as teachers in computing and ICT and in personal identity security for smart cards and smart phones.

The HNC is also a recognised route to an HND in Computing (top-up) which in turn can lead to a full degree.

What costs will you incur?

2016 Tuition costs £2,000 per year

Other course costs: Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper and folders.

You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied.