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HNC/D in Computing and Systems Development

Course Duration 2 years full time
Career Prospects

On completion of the course HND learners may choose to progress to the final year of a degree course at another institution. All learners may choose to seek employment in the IT and computing sectors.  

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Fast Facts

There are four vocational pathways available

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • General
  • Multimedia

8 modules in total.

Compulsory units for all vocational routes:

  • Business Skills for e-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Project Design Implementation and Evaluation

A further five units may be studied depending on the vocational pathway being taken, e.g.

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Digital Forensics
  • 2D, 3D and Time-based
  • Digital Applications
  • Multimedia Design
  • Authoring
  • Website Design
  • Office Solutions Development
  • Procedural Programming
  • Event driven Programming Solutions
  • Mathematics for Software Development
  • Networking Technologies
  • Routing concepts
  • Design a Small or Home Office Network
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in IT with Merit profile
  • A GCSE Advanced level profile, which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject (B and above) or adequate performance (C) in more than one GCE subject. This profile will be supported by at least 4 GCSEs grades A* to C including English and Mathematics or their equivalent.

Mature learners must have relevant current work experience in IT or computer systems.

All learners must have relevant current work experience in IT or computer systems.

All learners must be 18 years or over on entry.

Offers are subject to successful interview and if necessary a suitable academic reference.

What Next? On completion of the course HND learners may choose to progress to the final year of a degree course at another institution. All learners may choose to seek employment in the IT and computing sectors. 
Costs

Please contact Lakes College for more information on prices

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