Higher National Certificate in Computing (Cyber Security) (HTQ)

This is a full-time programme which comprises of 8 modules studied over one year. The HTQ (Higher Technical Qualification) will enable you to develop a range of specialist skills to meet the demands of employers. 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.

Core Units:

●  Programming

●  Networking

●  Professional Practice

●  Database Design & Development

●  Security

●  Planning a Computing Project

Specialist Mandatory Unit:

●  Cyber Security

Likely Non-core units:

●  Website Design & Development
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 HTQ Higher National Certificate 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 specialising in Cyber Security.

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 hardware and software and have access to extensive VLE with resources and online submission. There is also a games design & development studio with VR technologies.

Tameside College is an Amazon Web Services Academy. You will have the opportunity to undertake formal AWS courses and become a certified practitioner. You will have access to the Amazon Learner Labs for both the AWS Academy and HNC courses.

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. Tameside College has links with a range of employers through our association with Manchester Digital.
64 UCAS points or relevant industrial experience.
●  This HTQ HNC course is assessed through written and practical assignments.

●  The AWS courses are assessed through written and practical exams
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress to:

●  HTQ HND (Higher National Diploma) in Computing
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Computing & IT
Tameside One
1 Year
(Tue 9:00am-5:00pm & Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm & Fri 9:00am-11:00am) (tbc)

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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