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Full Time, Higher Education

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January and September

Course Length

2 years




Adult, Higher Education



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HND Computing and Systems Development

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Who is this course for?

This course is for people looking to build a career in computing or a related role. You will develop your computing skills across a wide variety of areas. It is also an ideal route to the final year of a degree course in computing.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need 48 UCAS points and a level 2 qualification in English, or you could hold a combination of qualifications which show you can be successful on the HND.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers 16 units including:
• Computer systems
• Programming
• Computer games design and development
• Web Applications Development
• LAN technologies
• Business skills for e-commerce
• Systems analysis

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 HND 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 HND is also a recognised route to a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing in only one more year.

What costs will you incur?

2017 Tuition Fees: £5,999 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.