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Computing (Cyber Security) HNC / HND

Computing (Cyber Security) HNC / HND

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10


Duration:HNC 1 Year full-time, 2 years part-time HND 1 Year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course type:Full and Part Time

Fees per year 20/21:Full-time £5,995; Part-time £2,998

Additional costs per year:PC or laptop Relevant software including Creative Cloud subscription

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


HNC or HND Computing (Cyber Security)

We will introduce you to the latest innovations in technology and business systems preparing you for the demands of the growing computing and IT industries, whilst enabling you to develop essential skills relevant to other careers.

Our experienced tutors will teach you new developments in mobile applications, programming, systems design and systems management, as well as a balance between program development, practical computing theory and the use of applications to help you respond to the needs of today’s businesses

Course content

Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
Business Process Support
Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
Information Security Management
Network Security
Network Management

Placement and Work Experience

The course has been developed to meet the needs of industry and the curriculum has been planned to reflect working practices. Contact with employers is a key part of this, including live briefs, industry seminars and conferences.

Students are encouraged to seek placement work to enhance their employability and are supported by a dedicated HE Careers & Graduate Outcomes Officer.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars, workshops and tutorials. These are designed to build autonomous and independent learning facilitating development of academic skills, experiences and techniques.

Live briefs and visits enable students to engage with industry and employers while the VLE supports and extends the learning experience. Assessment is through coursework and portfolio building.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto the course will be via a successful interview,

A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:

  • GCSE English and Maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications or
  • HNC in a related subject (if doing the HND)

Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

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