Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing

This HNC in Computing is a Level 4 Programme suitable for learners who have already attained a Level 3 qualification and are interested in the Computing Sector, or Practitioners within the IT and Computing Sector wishing to gain a recognised qualification.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10634
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Computing/Software Engineering/Networking

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:15
Course Structure

This programme is based on a hybrid learning model with a focus on face-to-face delivery.

Modules studied will include:

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design and Development
  • Security
  • Planning a Computing Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Maths for Computing

Contact Hours per week

7 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Personal Study

A further average of 7 hours studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

This is a 2-Year Programme.  Course fees are payable on each year of study.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

• GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

• GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points including:

• GCE A level (A2): Typical grade profile DD

OR

• [RQF] Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in with overall award profile PPP

OR

• [RQF] Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma with overall award profile MP

OR

• Access to HE Diploma (NI): 40% overall and 45% in level 2 Access Mathematics.

OR

• An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

 

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

 

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

• IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

• PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

• Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

 

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue a career in the ICT industry or apply to progress to the Level 5 HND Diploma or related degree programmes.  Further study at a higher level will allow you to apply to jobs such as Software Tester, Web developer, Programmer, Data Analyst or management positions in the IT industry.

This course will provide you with the skills to seek employment in the ICT industry or apply to progress to related degree programmes. Group Learning and Project Based Learning approaches are used to provide additional career skills such as team working and communication skills.

There are no additional costs associated with this programme.

Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:15

Enquiries Information

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing (Year 1)
Y10634BE1A

Bangor

16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur

Time: 18:00-21:30

18 £1005.00
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing (Year 1)
Y10634LE1A

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur

Time: 18:00-21:15

18 £1005.00

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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