If you wish to apply for this course you will have completed a minimum of a Level 3 Diploma in ICT with a grade of Merit of higher, or achieved the equivalent UCAS points through A-Levels. In order to be successful on this programme you will ideally have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade C or higher in English and Maths and be over 18 years.
If you do not meet the requirements outlined above and you are working in the IT sector you may have developed the necessary skills and experience to be able to complete this course successfully. If you feel this applies to you please dont be put off by the entry requirements and arrange an interview to discuss the course with a tutor.
The core units of study include:
1 Programming 2 Networking 3 Professional Practice 4 Database Design & Development 5 Security 6 Managing a Successful Computing Project
With some specialist units also to complete.
Who is the course suitable for?
Our BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. They develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The assessment methods used for this programme includes a diverse range of activities including online assessment, written assignments and practical exams to demonstrate competency.
Employability Skills Development
You will develop skills that have been identified by employers and you will have the chance to work with and be taught by people that have or are currently working in the Computer sector.
How will the course be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced IT professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. Lectures, discussions, independent research, industrial case studies, e-Learning modules and practical activates to develop vocational skills.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has access to a Personal Tutor who will meet with them on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress and have no issues with the course or college. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, help you manage your workload and meet college expectations.
The college also uses an online monitoring system that will show attendance, grades and track progress on assignment submissions so that all learners are able to monitor their own progress 24/7.
Are there any additional costs?
There are very few additional course costs for learners beyond the fee. You will need basic stationery and a reliable USB Stick. The college has an excellent Learning Resource Centre that includes an extensive library of books as well as good IT facilities, so if you dont have access to the internet at home, you can complete your work in college. It is also recommended that you speak with your tutor/s and considered some of the suggested reading material. There may also be costs associated with trips should they be considered relevant to your studies.
What course can I do next?
After completing the HNC Certificate in Computing you can progress to:
HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development Foundation Degree Higher Apprenticeship
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Fill in the Online Application Form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.
£4750.00 per year