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Bradford College

Higher National Certificate in Computing

Subject Area
Computing & IT
Qualification Gained
Pearson Higher National Certificate in Computing
Study Level
University, Level 4
Duration
1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time

  Overview

Study Computing at Bradford College. Our Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing offers participants three distinct pathways:

  • Higher National Certificate in Computing
  • Higher National Certificate in Computing (Cyber Security)
  • Higher National Certificate in Computing (Data Analytics)

 

  Key Info

The Higher National Certificate in Computing offers participants three distinct pathways:

  • Higher National Certificate in Computing (General)
  • Higher National Certificate in Computing (Cyber Security)
  • Higher National Certificate in Computing (Data Analytics)

In year 1(FT) you will study eight units. Six units are universal to all three pathways and then you will study a further 2 specialist units, while (PT) will study 4.

In year 2 (FT) you will study eight units. Two units are universal to all three pathways and then you will study a further 6 specialist units. while (PT) will study 4.

In the General Computing pathway you study specialist topics such as:

  • Programming
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Website Design & Development
  • Business Process Support

In the Cyber Security pathway you study specialist topics such as:

  • Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Information Security Management
  • Forensics
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

In the Data Analytics pathway, you study specialist topics such as:

  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Website Design & Development
  • Advanced Programming for Data Analysis and Big Data Analytics
  • Visualisation

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing (or a related subject)
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

For the HNC, one core units − one core, 15-credit, unit at Level 4 will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills.

All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments.

Employability skills such as team working and entrepreneurialism as well as practical hands-on skills have been built into the design of the learning aims and content. This gives you the opportunity to use relevant contexts, scenarios and materials to enable students to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the breadth of their skills and knowledge in a way that equips them for employment.

Successful completion of this course can lead to job prospects as: IT Technician, Business and Data Analyst, Cyber Security Technologist, Developer and Programming.

Why not upgrade your knowledge and skills with our further study options? We offer fantastic Higher Education options in:

  • BSc (Hons) Networking Infrastructure and Security
  • BSc (Hons) Information System Management
  • BEng (Hons) Software Engineering

  Fees

Full-time: £7,750 per year.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

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