Delivered at our Chippenham campus and awarded by Pearson, this course is designed to offer you a wide range of opportunities to learn about the Computing sector. Throughout the course, you will enjoy a variety of teaching techniques that include practical activities as well as opportunities to apply your new skills to real life situations.This course also supports the delivery of apprenticeships and occupational standards at level 5.The course is awarded by Pearson and click on the link below to find out more about Higher National qualifications: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-higher-nationals/about.html
What will I learn?
The course includes modules in the following subjects:
• Cyber Security
• Computer Forensics
• Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
• Network Management
• Digital Sustainability
Modules and course content are subject to change.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is full-time for two years. It will be necessary for you to undertake a significant amount of independent directed study to meet the demands of the programme.
Your personal tutor will help you to define your short- and medium-term goals throughout the course and can help you plan your independent directed study.
During the course you will benefit from a work placement with an employer in an industry related to your course of study and you will be encouraged and supported to make every effort to obtain an appropriate placement.
You will be provided with additional information and guidance at interview, enrolment and during induction. The college will assist you in finding suitable placement opportunities in the industry and will support you throughout the programme.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a Higher National Diploma (HND) Digital Technologies, awarded by Pearson.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points from full level 3 qualifications (A levels or BTEC) ideally in a related subject as well as 4 GCSEs at minimum grade C (4) or above to include English and Maths.
Prior experience may also be considered for entry onto this course and please contact the college's HE Admissions team for more information.
Post Baccalaureate equivalent for other EU applicants and non EU students require equivalent qualifications.
Applications from mature candidates without the required entry criteria are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.
Where English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.
Don't quite reach the entry criteria?
You can still apply to do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.
Additional Costs and Information
You can apply for this full-time programme through UCAS.
The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.
The UCAS course code for this programme is D1T3.
The cost of this programme is £6,000 per year.
There are several resources that may support your studies which will be discussed with your tutor.
The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
What Could I Do Next?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto an appropriate level 6 course (a top-up year or an equivalent qualification) Computing and Information Technology related areas such as Digital Technology Solutions, I.T. Management for Business, Computer Networks, Cyber Security or Business Computing and Entrepreneurship.