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HND Computing (full-time)

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology

07/09/2020

1 year

University Level

5300.00

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Course Overview


This course is delivered at our Chippenham campus and awarded by Pearson.It is designed to offer a wide range of opportunities to learn about the Computing sector. You will benefit from our dedicated I.T. facilities including modern PC and MAC suites and IT laboratory.We are continually investing in brand new facilities including Humanoid NAO Robots, Quadcopter Drones and Virtual Reality equipment.We work closely with local employers, set up live projects and professional briefs including guest speakers from organisations such as Microsoft and Bohemia Interactive.You may have the opportunity to attend trips to Eurogamer Expo, London Science Museum, the Gadget Show and more.


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Several students sat behind their computers
student playing with robotic arm
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What will I learn?


Throughout the course, you will enjoy a variety of teaching techniques that include practical activities as well as the opportunity to apply your new skills to real life situations.

You will cover the fundamental principles that are key to computing technology and its various uses such as Business Intelligence, Computing Research Project, Network Security, Forensics, Internet of Things, Robotics and Emerging Technologies.

Entry Requirements


• A level 4 qualification in an appropriate I.T. related subject such as an HNC, first year of a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 4 qualification.

• Two GCSEs minimum in English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or equivalent.

• All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in English, ICT and Mathematics.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing.

Studied full time over one year, it will be necessary for you to undertake a significant amount of independent directed study to meet the demands of the programme.

A wide range of assessments are used including assignments, projects, reports, presentations and exams.

Additional Costs and Information


You may be invited for interview.

You can apply for this programme via UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.

The UCAS course code for this programme is 00C2.

Wiltshire College and University Centre is a registered provider for the HND in Computing and students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Computing and Information Technology


Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Support Technician

  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

The UK Tech sector is valued at over £180billion

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