The BTEC HNC in Computing programme is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and provides you with extensive knowledge of computing principles, with particular reference to the analysis, design and implementation of computer applications in a business context.

It is designed to enable you to develop systems design skills and programming skills appropriate to business, such as Java, PHP, SQL and the use of Computer-Aided Software Engineering tools.  It will provide you with the ability to apply computer concepts and principles to work situations and, with creative thinking, to develop innovative solutions to problems as the next generation of business software developers.

The course will also equip you with the essential communication and critical thinking skills to prepare you for progression within the Computing industry.

The HNC and HND Computing programme is designed to reflect the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education for students at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to a degree at Level 6.

This course is run as both a full-time and a part-time option, and will be delivered with a view to blended teaching; and subject to successful completion of the HNC, there will be an option to progress onto the Higher National Diploma, subject to numbers.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

The HNC and HND Computing programme is highly valued by employers and has both national and international recognition. Students can also use the qualification to proceed to the next level of study, e.g.complete the final stages of a full degree in Computing.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

  •  Fours GCSE's at grade A* to C , (or grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSE grading) to include Maths and English or equivalent qualification plus
  • Two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g BTEC National Diploma NVQ3 or
  •  An Access to Higher Education Diploma

 

Course costs

Costs 

The fee associated with the first year (HNC) September 2020 is £3350

Course content

Course Content 

Units:

Year 1  (HNC – Higher National Certificate):

  • Programming   (15 credits)
  • Networking (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Database Design and Development  (15 credits)
  • Security  (15 credits)
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits)
  • Software Development Lifecycles (15 credits)
  • Web Design Developments (15 credits)

Year 2 – (HND  - Higher National Diploma)

  • Computing Research Project (30 credits)
  • Business Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Advanced Programming (15 credits)
  • Application Development (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Information Security Management (15 credits)
  • Network Security (15 credits)

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2021

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Part-time

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL

More about the course 

Venue: To be confirmed.

Applications-Please contact the course administrator on +44(0)1202 205649 or:

The Higher Education Unit +44(0)1202 205180 email: heunit@bpc.ac.uk

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Part-time

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL