HNC Computing & Systems Development

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This is a full-time programme which comprises of 16 modules studied over 2 years. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects, extended writing and interactive activities.

Throughout the course you will study 16 units in total. These include:

Core Units (Year 1):

Programming

Networking

Professional Practice

Database Design & Development

Security

Managing a Successful Computing Project

Likely Non-core units:

Strategic Information Systems

Website Design & Development

Core Units (Year 2):

Computing Research Project

Business Intelligence

Likely non-core units:

Systems Analysis & Design

Games Development

Advanced Programming

E-Commerce & Strategy

Database Management Systems

Greater Manchester has a vital and growing IT and Digital industries sector with key developments such as Media City that are driving job creation. There are more opportunities than ever to become an I.T. professional and to develop an exciting and potentially prosperous career in I.T. and Computing. The field of I.T. and Computing are constantly evolving – new developments in I.T. infrastructure in retail, manufacturing, business systems and the web means that there will always be the demand for well qualified and experienced I.T. professionals. By undertaking the Pearson Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing you can build a strong foundation of essential knowledge and hands-on practical skills to ensure that you are well positioned to enter or progress further in I.T. and Computing job roles.

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.

At Tameside College we recognise that your outcome from your programme should be finding that perfect job role or progressing on your career path, so we help you to become more employable as a result of undertaking this programme.

64 UCAS points or relevant industrial experience.


● This course is assessed through written and practical assignments. In year 2 you will undertake a research project.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress to:

● Employment in the IT industry
● University top-up in a Computing discipline
Fees:
£5,995
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
FH0017MQ/1
Category:
Computing & IT
Centre:
Beaufort Road
Start:
16/09/2019
Duration:
1 Year
Times:
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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