Computing for England (Computing) HNC

Key Information:

Start date: January 2024

Institutional code: O10

UCAS Code: CS57

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

An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution

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.


HNC 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.

Interested in a career in Computing but not yet sure what you want to specialise in? Our Computing course, validated by Pearson, allows you the opportunity to explore the different aspects of Computing. You will cover key and important skills that will cover software development, network engineering and network security.

This is a HNC which is a 1-year course that is equivalent of the first year of a degree. At the end of this course you will be able to top-up to a HND course that we also offer. The HND will build upon the fundamental skills that we introduce in this course.

Course content year 1 - modules
  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set unit)
  • Software Development Lifecycles

You will also study ONE further optional unit at Level 4:

  • Website Design & Development
Placements and work experience

The HNC provides opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in computing, or progress to higher education qualifications such as the HND or 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
Teaching and Assessment
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials