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Level 4+

EDX BTEC HND in Computing for England


Crawley College offers you a versatile and flexible way to achieve Higher Education qualifications in the Computing. Equivalent to the first two years of a university course, the HND in Computing for England in the new Higher Technical Qualification available to develop knowledge and skills for a career in computing. The course offers you a vocational progression route to higher level study offering an exciting variety of units that focus on all areas of the computing industry. The course is designed for you to build your programming and data analysis as well as your academic skills required for progression to a full degree programme. Studying the HNC in year 1 and HND in year 2 provides a more open and flexible route towards a full bachelor’;s degree, where you can secure a higher level qualification at the end of each year as you progress, save money in the process and remain local.

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4)

Compulsory units (Core)

Unit 1: Programming

Unit 2: Networking

Unit 3: Professional Practice

Unit 4: Database Design & Development

Unit 5: Security

Unit 6: Planning a Computing Project (Pearson set)

Optional units

Unit 7: Software Development Lifecycles (Specialist Mandatory)

Unit 10: Website Design & Development

Year Two:

Computing Research Project

Business Process Support

Compulsory units (Core)

Unit 16: Computer Research Project (Pearson Set)

Unit 17: Business Process Support

Optional units

Unit 22: Application Development

Unit 25: Machine Learning

Unit 29: Network Security

Unit 36 User Experience & Interface Design

Unit 41: Database Management Systems

Special features of this programme include:

You can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree at the end of year two.

Working on live assignment briefs and widen your career options in the digital industry

Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have one of
the following.

You will need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC
Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications, preferably in
a computing subject.

GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade
4 or above.

Level 3 Diploma in Computing with at least a merit

A suitable level 3 apprenticeship in Computing.

Appropriate work-based knowledge and competency.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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