Course Details

The HNC is the first year of a course of 2 years duration and is studied at level 4. The second year is the HND at level 5. The course consists of 8 modules in the first year and 7 modules in the second year. First year modules, 6 of which are 'core' and have to be completed as part of the HNC: Programming, Networking, Security, Database Design & Development, Professional Practice, Managing a successful computing project. The additional 2 modules, which are 'non-core': Website Design, 3D Modelling. The course is split into two semesters of approx. 12 weeks duration. Each semester will have a mix of modules and assessed accordingly. Each module will be delivered in a 3 hours block each week and most modules will combine theory and practical work. This gives the student plenty of opportunity to apply their learning in a dedicated 'lab' network, which comprises Windows, Apple MAC and Linux Systems with supporting software for the different modules. The course is up to date with developments in computing and provides the basis for the student to progress onto Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Computing to achieve the full degree at the College.

Entry Requirements

Preferred entry requirements will be: Level 3 Computing course with a minimum Merit overall, 5 GCSE's to include Maths and English and all with a minimum 'C' grade and above. Professional experience and/or qualifications such as CISCO, Microsoft, etc.

Career options

The course has been designed to provide the student with the knowledge and experience to develop a career in many areas of Computing such as: Network Manager, Systems Developer, App developer, Database Developer and Administrator, Security Analyst, Website Designer, Project Manager.

HNC Computer Systems, Security & Design

Five highlights

  • 1 Small student to staff ratio
  • 2 Highly qualified & experienced staff
  • 3 Dedicated 'lab' network
  • 4 High success rates
  • 5 Progression to level 6 BSc (Hons) Computing

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing

Downloads

Your course will cost

Calculating...
We don't currently have information on the fees for your course. Please contact us for more information.
Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
Are you in receipt of JSA or ESA Work Related Activity Group, or are you in receipt of a State Benefit and currently unemployed and seeking employment?
Are you getting a SFE loan for this course?
Course code Location Course length Start date
CIT652CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

HNC first year consists of 8 modules, 6 of which are 'core' and have to be completed as part of the HNC: Programming, Networking, Security, Database Design & Development, Professional Practice, Managing a successful computing project. The additional 2 modules, which are 'non-core': Website Design, 3D Modelling.

How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered by experienced and knowledgeable Lecturers over two semesters of 12 weeks duration. There will be theory and practical sessions in addition to workshop sessions to apply the knowledge gained.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be a combination of written reports, presentations, creation of artefacts such as databases, websites, network systems, program designs, group work. There are no exams on this course. All coursework is assessed internally by the Lecturers.

Ready to get going? Your journey starts here...

 

Apply Now