Computing HND


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What will I learn?

The Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development covers the fundamental concepts, principles and theories associated with the field of computing and systems development. The programme ensures a practical and skills based approach towards application development, programming, networking and hardware support. The programme adopts a flexible structure providing a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in computing. teaching. Assessment is by staff who hold a range of professional qualifications to enable you to relate theory to practice. While the majority of your studies will take place at John Leggott College you will have full access to the University Centre and will complete some of your sessions within the University Centre.

Module No

Title

Core/Option

Credits

Level

2

Networking

C

15

4

3

Professional Practice

C

15

4

4

 Database Design & Development

C

15

4

5

Security

C

15

4

6

Managing a Successful Computing Project

C

15

4

9

Software Development Lifecycles

O

15

4

10

Website Design & Development

O

15

4

47

Games Development

C

15

5

Year 2

Unit No

Title

Core/Option

Credits

Level

13

Computing Research Project

C

30

5

14

Business Intelligence

C

15

5

20

Advanced Programming

O

15

5

23

Cryptography

O

15

5

24

Forensics

O

15

5

1

Programming

C

15

4

32

Game Design Theory

O

15

5

34

Systems Analysis & Design

O

15

5

 

Entry Requirements

Passes in one A Level (40 UCAS points) or BTEC NC/ND or VCE A Level plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above. We have a long-standing success rate with students who have been out of full-time education for some years, who may enter without holding the formal requirements. Work, family and life experiences develop skills which can be built on to achieve formal qualifications.

Application to this course can be done via the UCAS website, using institution code N64 and course code I200.

An application form will then need to be completed after which we will invite you for an informal interview.

Admissions line: (01724) 407016   Email: admissions@leggott.ac.uk

How long will it take to qualify?

2 years

How will I be assessed?

Each module is assessed by a combination of coursework, in-class test and formal examinations.

Additional Learning Opportunities

The programme provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Students have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience if they are not currently working in the sector.

Who is this course aimed at?

Students who have completed level 3 and wish to move further in computing.

Students will be able to access further information in relation to admissions, policies and procedures and other queries on the North Lindsey College website

 

What next?

The HND Computing Science can be topped up to a degree by gaining entry onto a university computer science course. The HND can also lead to a career in a wide range of IT professions such as programming, systems analysis, systems management and database development.

The full course programme can be viewed here.

Fees

Fees for this course are £5295*; students can access Student Finance funding for both course fees and maintenance loans/grants. (* subject to change)

Further information can be found at

http://www.northlindsey.ac.uk/higher-education

Summary

Level

  • Level 3/4
  • Level 5

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,
​​​​​​​Email: info@leggott.ac.uk

Partners

  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium

Accreditations

  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider