HNC in Computing
|Mode of study||HE Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||11 September 2023 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4CHC001 (2324)|
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Who is it for?
Students with a keen interest and/or experience in either computing and IT and who wish to embark on a career in this field.
Entry requirements include:
- A Levels or Level 3 BTEC National Diploma / GNVQ Advanced or Relevant work experience in a responsible IT role
- GCSEs for English and maths at grade C/4 or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration
- Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments and may wish to consider the part-time GCSE courses that the college offers both during the evening and daytime
- Accreditation may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning for mature learners
- To be able to study on this course you will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English –please refer to the Course Specification for the IELTS requirement for your individual course.
What does the course involve?
A widely-recognised and highly valued business qualification that enables you to develop a range of skills and gain the relevant experience necessary to progress a career in Computing.
In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers, the course provides a solid platform for further study in the subject area.
The course includes key computing subjects including programming, networking, security, website design and managing a computing project.
A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable and prepare you for a range of progression routes.
This course is validated by Pearson and delivered over one year on two days per week. The programme is run on a four-semester basis from September to June.
The HNC is a broad-based qualification and consists of the following modules: Core modules:
- Professional Practice
- Database Design
- Managing a Computing Project.
In addition to the six core modules, there are two optional modules. These include Website Design & Development.
Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, examinations, presentations and a Pearson set project.
The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in Computing and IT
The HNC is a recognised and valued higher education qualification. On achieving the HNC qualification, graduates may continue academic study to an HND in Computing and then BSc (Hons) degree. Gain Vendor Certification or move directly into employment in a range of computing and IT roles.
Students will receive ongoing one to one guidance and support in progressing assignments. Learning resources are provided and available from home via the internet through the college's Moodle system. HNC students are entitled to utilise the college’s dedicated Higher Education Centre.
What do I do next?
To join this course you will first have to register with UCAS at www.ucas.com and then apply through UCAS. (Choose: Sign In–Students–Undergraduate–Apply–Register and follow the instructions.) You will then receive a confirmation email from UCAS and the College will be in contact with an interview date. Current Shrewsbury Colleges Group students should seek support from their tutor before applying.
HNC in Computing
I love the college and it was really convenient to continue from the Level 3 computing course. The course is helping me decide what area of computing I would like to work in. I really like the social aspect of HE study as well as what we are learning, and it is interesting covering so many areas of computing.
IT Multimedia and Games BTEC (A Level Economics)
Previous school: Meole Brace School
You learn useful IT skills and good communication skills in this subject. The whole class is very supportive and has helped me maintain deadlines and kept me organised. I really enjoyed doing animation, it was adaptable to real world marketing.
IT Multimedia and Games BTEC (Photography, Computer Science)
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
ICT has always been a big interest for me and once I have completed College I will be going to University of Wolverhampton to study games development. My favourite focus has been programming – you can get involved and you learn loads of new techniques. This course teaches useful skills that you can take into a variety of career roles.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT
Previous school: Charlton School
I chose this course because it is practical and would prepare me for the real world. I have developed my skills and I am now prepared for my degree Apprenticeship with PebblePad. The people on this course are so friendly and the teachers are really helpful. You’ll never get bored with the huge variety of areas that you cover, like business, security and game development.
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