HND Computing

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Computing & Digital Technology

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
15 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

In a nutshell

You'll get a solid grounding in computing principles, with particular reference to the analysis, design and implementation of computing systems in a business context.

This course is for you if...

... You work in the industry but want a formal qualification
... You’re looking for a brand-new career
... You want a broad yet deep understanding of computing

What will I be doing?

In the 21st Century, computing is part of everything we do, so a qualification like this will open up lots of career opportunities.

Year One

  • Professional practice in computing
  • Software development
  • Information systems analysis and design 1
  • Computer systems & networking concepts
  • Computer programming 1
  • Web development
  • Problem solving for computing

Year Two

  • HND individual project
  • Systems architecture and modelling
  • Computer programming 2
  • Responsive web development
  • E-business
  • Computer systems security

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You will also complete directed learning, background reading and computer workshops, and the development of software using 3GL and 4GL software development methods. Each module will have assignments, and some will have an exam at the end.

What is expected of me?

To enrol you’ll need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include maths and English Language (or equivalent) plus:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

What comes next?

Students may progress to second year BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of South Wales.

Additional information

This course is subject to validation.

Where can I study HND Computing?

CFHD0019AB
Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 15 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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