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Computing for England (Cyber Security) (HTQ) Top-up HND

Computing for England (Cyber Security) (HTQ) Top-up HND

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10

UCAS Code:SO15

Duration:1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course type:Full and Part Time

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

Additional costs per year:PC or laptop. Relevant software

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


HND Computing for England (Cyber Security)

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ)

Some of our courses have been accredited by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education as HTQs. This means that the qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that our students get the specific training, knowledge and skills required for their chosen career.

Our HND Cyber Security builds on and enhances the knowledge and skills obtained at HNC level.  You will gain skills to enable you to undertake a range of complex digital technologies, alongside the core skills required for a career in Cyber Security

Course content year 1 - modules
  • Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Business Process Support
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Forensics
  • Information Security Management
  • Network Security
  • Network Management
Placements 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.

What careers can the course lead to?

The course provides you with the skills for a career in the fast-growing cyber security industry, with opportunities in:

  • Cyber Intelligence officer
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Security Architect

IT Security Co-ordinator

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.

Facilities particular to the course

Students will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff.

Entry Requirements

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

  • HNC in a related subject
  • GCSE English and maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications

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 sector.

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