HND 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|
|Tuition Fee||£7,425 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost|
|Course code||FLR4CHD001 (2325)|
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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 computing qualification that enables you to develop a range of skills, and knowledge 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, computing intelligence 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 two years on two days per week. The programme is run on a four-semester basis from September to June. The HND is a broad-based qualification and consists of the following modules in year one:
- 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.
In year two:
- Computing Research Project
- Computing Intelligence.
Optional modules are subject to change but could include:
- Cloud Computing
- Game Design Theory
- Games Development
- User Experience & Interface Design
- Internet of Things
- Database Management Systems.
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 Pearson set projects.
The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in Computing and IT.
The HND is a well-recognised and valued higher education qualification. On achieving the HND qualification, graduates may continue academic study to gain a BA (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. HND 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.
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Previous Institution: Church Stretton School
I came to Shrewsbury Colleges Group because I had friends who spoke very highly of their experiences here. I enjoy the games development and web production and it’s great to turn your own ideas into a reality.
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