overview

  • Course code:

    66IDH5

  • Subject area:

    Computing and IT, Higher Education

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    Edexcel BTEC HND in Computing (Security)

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Venue:

    Crawley

  • Start Date:

    September

About the course

For those that study the HND in Computing (Security), the emphasis is on implementing computing solutions for the modern computing environment. This means focusing on programming, professionalism, web design and database management techniques and technologies which underpin security. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent networking and software engineering facilities situated in a purpose built environment. Students benefit from a large amount of tutor led class time (up to 12 hours a week) from our professional, friendly, and approachable staff. As a practically based course delivered through supported workshops, it’s a ‘doing’ experience in preference to a ‘listening’ one. The course includes a full range of computing skills and technologies including programming, web design, server-side development, networking and computer platforms.

At the end of year 1 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma having studied 8 units totalling 120 credits.

Year 1 units: Programming; Networking; Professional Parctice; Database Design and Development; Security; Managing Successful Computing Project; Website Design and Development; Softwear Development Life Cycles.

At the end of year 2 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma having studied 15 units totalling 245 credits.

Year 2 units: Computer Research Project; Business Intelligence; Forensics; Cryptology; Information Security Management; Network Security; Virtual and Augmented Reality Development.

Skills and experience gained

Learners studying for Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing will be expected to develop the following skills during the programme of study: • ability to integrate a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to computing and security • ability to apply complex theories to practical realistic work situations in the computing sector • independence of approach to study and the generation of computing evidence • ability to engage with complex and/or unpredictable situations in computing contexts • ability to take responsibility to manage and direct their own and others’ activities • insight and judgement in relation to the margins and consequences of error • research and investigative skills • responsiveness to change and ability to multitask • ability to innovate and work in a creative way. 

After the course The HND in Computing allows progression into or within employment in the IT and computing sectors, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level. 

Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities. 

 

WHO CAN JOIN?

This course is designed for students aged 18 or over who wish to work within the computing industry at a managerial level. 

The HND in Computing and Systems Development develops a wide range of skills related to modern computing and technology preparing students for work in the computing industry or for a top-up to a full computing degree.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C/4. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language.  Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.  

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Not applicable for this type of course

Costs/EQUIPMENT

Fees for this course can be paid via;

  • Student Loan
  • Company Sponsorship
  • Self-Funding

For further information on Student Loans please visit. www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england

If you have not been living in the UK for the last three years or if you are on a student visa different fees may apply, please contact our International Adviser on 01293 442205 to book an appointment.

Attendance requirements

3 days per week

Timetable for September - 2019 Tuesday 5pm-8:15pm, Wednesday 5pm - 8:15pm & Thurdsay 1pm-8:15pm 

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE

After the course The HND in Computing allows progression into or within employment in the IT and computing sectors, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level. 

Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.