Tameside College


HND Computing & Systems Development

The course is aimed at learners who wish to gain a higher education qualification via a vocational pathway. You will study a range of modules which will enable you to gain employment in the IT industry, or undertake a top-up degree programme. The following modules will be studied:

● Business Skills for e-Commerce
● Computer Systems
● Employability and Professional Development
● Website Design
● Systems Analysis and Design
● Object Oriented Programming
● Networking Technologies
● Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
● Programming in Java
● Data Analysis and Design
● E-Commerce Strategy
● Web Applications Development
● Digital Image Creation and Development
● Information Systems in Organisations
● Data Analysis and Design
● Programming in .NET
The course is taught by expert teaching staff with a wide range of industrial experience. Learning in state of the art rooms, learners will use industry standard software and have access to extensive VLE with resources and online submission. There is also a games design & development studio with VR technologies.

It is estimated that by the time you complete your studies at college, the UK will be on the brink of a massive skills shortage for people with computing and digital skills. As such you will be in the ideal position to access higher education and new career pathways with a high demand. There was never a better time to get into computing!

During your course you will have the opportunity to go on trips to computing related events such as Insomnia Gaming Convention and Bletchley Park. We are now also working with groups of employers in Greater Manchester to embed work skills and work experience opportunities.

HND Full time – 10.5 hours per week (spread over 3 days), over 2 years

This is a vocational course where students are assessed via individual and group work, presentations, written assignments, video evidence, mini projects, research, case studies, practical demonstrations and observations.

The course is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS).

To qualify to get a place on the course, learners must have:

● A levels or Level 3 IT/Computing Diploma (160 UCAS points)
Students go on to extend their higher education by moving onto top-up degree programmes.

Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Computing & IT
Beaufort Road
1 Year
Full Time

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.

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