HND Computing & Systems Development


Course Content

This course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience that will help prepare you for a career within the computing industry. It will include the basic theories and applications of computing alongside a good understanding of computer hardware and software systems, with the everyday skills needed for working on computer-based projects.

You will cover various modules including:

» Systems analysis

» Introduction to programming with C#.NET

» Computer architecture

» Database design/Access VBA programming

» Project management

You will study these modules in your first year of study as compulsory units.

In your second year of study, you will choose subjects to study at greater depth which will include:

» VB.NET programming with ODBC database connectivity

» Dreamweaver


» Javascript




» e-Commerce

» Web site management

Course Format

A variety of teaching methods are used including individual and group work studying software applications, practical demonstrations videos and visits and personal research.

Special Features

Students will have access to a fully equipped suite with the latest IT. equipment and up to date Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) - LearningBox.

The only assessment method used is course work based on practical assignments which require application of knowledge to practical case studies.

Entry Qualifications

To qualify to get a place on the course, you should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above, as well as either:

» 2 A Levels

» A BTEC National

» A GNVQ Advanced

Or equivalent

If you do not have these qualifications, but do have considerable work related experience in the area you may still be eligible.


On successful completion of the course you will have various opportunities in the area of computing including Computer Programming, Systems Analysis, and Design and Management. In addition to specialist careers, there is a wide range of opportunities in business where in-depth knowledge of computer systems is a valuable asset.

Depending on how related the university degree applied for after HND is, students may be able to get entry point 3 (last year) in universities to convert their qualification to BSc or BA.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web:

Course Details

Course fees are per year.
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Computing & IT
Beaufort Road
2 Years
Tue, Wed, Fri
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.