BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing (computers Computing IT systems information technology HE Higher Education)


1. Qualification details

Qualification name BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing
Qualification level Level 4
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage http://www.bdc.ac.uk
Course type Full time
Course start date 04 September 2019
Price £5,000.00
Additional price description Fee discounts/exemptions and grants may be available, please contact BDC for more info. All fees subject to change.
Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

2. Course description

This practical, hands-on Higher Education course will provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of computing to enter one of a number of professions that will be open to you. Professions which contain many vacancies, from the UK-s `Silicon Valley- just 5 miles away to Canary Wharf and beyond, both nationally and globally. The world is truly your oyster with Computing! To this end you will learn the major specialism-s within Computing which may include the following units: Unit 2 Computer Systems, suitable for a career as a PC Technician or Manager Unit 43 Networking Infrastructure, suitable for a career as a Network Specialist Unit 17 Database Design Concepts, suitable for a career as a Database Administrator or Manager. Unit 14 Website Design and unit 15 Website Management, suitable for a career as a Web Developer. These two units will be taught in conjunction with unit 17 to enable the creation of a live, bespoke website with suitable content in the front-end through to data-handling features in the back-end. Unit 4 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, suitable for a career in Project Management Unit 38 3D Computer Modelling and Animation Unit 39 and 41 `Computer Games Design and Development- and `Programming in Java-, suitable for a career in software development Units 46, 48 and 49 Network Security, IT Security Management and Digital Forensics. This is a relatively new area that is much in-demand in industry currently. In addition to the specialist skills you will obtain above, you will also learn about the wider, transferable skills that are becoming increasingly sought-after in today-s jobs market in Unit 3 Employability and Professional Development Technologies used will include Ms Windows 2010, Cisco Netware Ms Office 2010, Ms Project 2010 Visual Studio .Net SSADM/IEE/CASE Tools Dreamweaver

3. Entry requirements

2 A Levels including Computing/ICT or OCN Access to IT/ Computing (minimum 45 level 3 points in relevant units) BTEC National Diploma (Merit) or (Mature Entry with preferably 2 years in the IT industry) all subject to interview

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Both practical and written course work is assessed at the end of each unit. If you reach the required standard you will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction. You have the option to resubmit your work during the course to improve your grades. You must achieve a minimum of 240 credits to be awarded the HND in Computing. The assignments will include projects and practical work which will be drawn from relevant case studies.

6. Venue

Name Rush Green Campus
Address Dagenham Road
Essex
RM7 0XU
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7. Other dates and venues

Venue Start date Options
Rush Green Campus 22 January 2020 View course