Faculty of Information Technology and Engineering

Course Title: HND in Computing
Course Level: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (RQF)
Course Code: ZLX05 (QAN No. 603/0471/6)
Please click here to download the course handbook in pdf

The BTEC (Business Technology Engineering Council) Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist programme with a strong workrelated emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree.

This HND in Computing is ideal for those wish to study at under graduate level Business Information Technology or System Development or network engineering for better prospect.

  Entry Requirements:
To meet the entry criteria for admission to level 5 HND Courses,
A candidate must have either:
A level 3 qualification
A level 2 qualifications and relevant work experience
or substantial work experience related to the field of proposed study
and,
Demonstrate capability in English equivalent to CEFR level B2 e.g. IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing), PTE 51 or equivalent.
and,
Demonstrate a Commitment to Study and a reasonable expectation of success on the Course

International qualifications at the appropriate level will also be accepted. The College will use UK NARIC to determine the equivalence of any international qualifications..

Where applicants do not have a formal qualification to demonstrate capability in English, they will be required to undertake the College's written English Language test before an offer of a place on a course is made. Judgement of their capability in spoken English will be assessed by the Admission Tutors at the interview. Suitable alternative arrangements to written tests will be made where a student declares a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition on their application form, e.g, oral questioning, amanuensis, etc.

  Course Duration:

The course duration is minimum 2 years

  Course Structure:
This course consists of 15 units (8 core units + 7 optional units) including a Project. There are 60 learning hours for each unit and 120 learning hours for the Project.

Unit No

Level 4 Units (Eight Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Credit

Unit

1

Programming

15

Core

2

Networking

15

Core

3

Professional Practice

15

Core

4

Database Design and Development

15

Core

5

Security

15

Core

6

Managing a Successful Computing Project
(Pearson-set)

15

Core

10

Website Design and Development

15

Optional

11

Maths for Computing

15

Optional

Unit No

Level 5 Units (Seven Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Credit

Unit

13

Computing Research Project
(Pearson-set)

30

Core

14

Business Intelligence

15

Core

15

Transport Network Design

15

Optional

16

Cloud Computing

15

Optional

19

Data Structures and Algorithms

15

Optional

20/
43

Advanced Programming/
Internet of Things

15

Optional

30

Application Development

15

Optional

Note: All units in the above table are subject to change as and when required by the College without prior notice.
Course Assessment:

This HND programme is assessed by a mixture of assignments and presentations where applicable. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified tutors/assessors and internal verifiers, and then externally by an Pearson examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.

  Progression Route:

You may top-up your HND to a BSc(Hons) at many UK universities. With a UK Honours degree you will be able to compete in the global jobs market or even go for a Master's degree.Please click here for the employment details.

  Further Information:

See the Pearson website https://qualifications.pearson.com for more information about HNDs.

     

 
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