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HNC Computing - Kickstart Your Digital Career

Further Details
Course Code
LP01494
Location
Yale
Duration
Part Time, Yale – 2 years, 2 nights a week, 34 weeks a year

Monday – 18:00-21:00
Tuesday – 18:00-21:00

Year 1 Start: 18/09/23
Year 1 End: 25/06/24
Department
Digital Technologies, Computing & IT
Start Date
25 Sep 2024
End Date
31 Jul 2026
Course Overview
Are you looking for a recognised qualification to kickstart a new career working in digital? Do you want to gain career-relevant knowledge and skills that will make you more employable to a range of organisations and businesses? Then this course is for YOU!

The BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification in Computing is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study.

This qualification is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in these areas.

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the additional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4. This effectively builds underpinning core skills. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

On this course over two years you will study the below units -

Networking
Database Design & Development
Managing a Successful Computing Project
Website Design & Development
Programming
Professional Practice
Security
Data Analytic

Studying a HNC Computing course at Coleg Cambria allows you to work with innovative products and changing technology in the fastest growing sector in the world. It puts you in the best possible place to make the most of this digital environment and fully exploit your potential.

Our course will give you the right mix of skills to progress your career in this fast moving industry. You will learn about the many aspects of hardware and software, and how these apply to the real world.

Spaces are limited, so apply today!
Ongoing assessment via tasks and tutor monitoring
A Level 3 Vocational qualification with at least a MMM grade profile, 3 A Levels with a grade profile of Ds or above, an Access to HE Diploma to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be Merit or above, or appropriate experience and ability to study and operate at Level 4
Graduates successfully completing the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of computing. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to computing, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

On successful completion of the course, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through:
• Entering employment
• Continuing existing employment
• Linking with the appropriate vendor
accredited certificates
• Committing to Continuing
Professional Development (CPD)
• Progressing to university

The skills offered as part of this course can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Below are some examples of careers the qualification could lead to:
• Network Engineer
• Systems Architect
• Computer Service and Repair Technician
• Network Manager
• Software Developer
• Systems Designer
• Business Analyst
• Games Developer
• Web Developer
• Data Analyst
• Business Analyst
• Marketing Analyst
Part Time £2500 per year.

Annual fees may increase in line with inflation for all students beginning their studies in 2025/26 or 2026/27.

Please use Coleg Cambria as the Institution on your Student Finance Application.
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Adult Open Event – Bersham Road
06/06/2024

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Adult Open Event – Yale
06/06/2024

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Adult Open Event – Deeside
05/06/2024

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Open Event – Bersham Road
13/03/2024

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Open Event – Deeside & Deeside Sixth
06/03/2024

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Accessible Open Event – Llysfasi
11/04/2024

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Accessible Open Event – Bersham Road
21/03/2024

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Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.
Accessible Open Event – Northop
10/04/2024

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Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.
Open Event – Yale & Yale Sixth
13/03/2024

17:00

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity for you to have a look around & get all the info you need to help you make a decision on your next step.
Accessible Open Event – Yale & Yale Sixth
20/03/2024

17:30

Neurodiverse people who want to study at Cambria are invited to our Accessible Open Events. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything Cambria has to offer in a sensory-supportive setting.

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