Computing for England (Computing) (HTQ) Top Up HND

Key Information:

Start date: January 2024

Institutional code: O10

UCAS Code: CS58

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: Approximately £100 per academic year, to cover the costs of core text books and external visits.


Entry Requirements

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 work sector. Applicants may be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications and experience.


HND Computing for England (Computing) (HTQ)

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.

This non-specialist ‘General’ pathway allows students to complete a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to students.

Holders of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations that require the exercise of personal responsibility and decision making.

Course content year 1 - modules
  • Business Process Support
  • User Experience & Interface Design
  • Network Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Computing Research Project
  • Risk Analysis & Systems Testing
  • Network Security
Placements and work experience

The HND provides opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in computing, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in computing or a related area.

Live briefs and visits enable students to engage with industry and employers while the VLE supports and extends the learning experience.

What careers can the course lead to?
  • Data Analytics
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Engineering
  • Applications Development & Testing
  • Software Tester
Teaching and Assessment
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials