Computing and Systems Development HNC Diploma

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits of which 45 credits are mandatory core. The BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma programme must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4.

The course offers a progression route for learners who are employed in the IT and computing sectors. Learners studying the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma will be able to progress to the workplace or to a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma or a degree programme.

Aims of programme

The educational aims of the programme are to:

• Equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the computing industry.
• Enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in computing or a related area.
• Provide opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts.
• Support individuals employed or entering employment in the computing industry.
• Develop the individual’s ability in the computing industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.
• Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution to employment.

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Programme contents

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
The course offers a progression route for learners who are employed in the IT and computing sectors. Learners studying the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma will be able to progress to the workplace or to a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma or a degree programme.

Awarding body

Edexcel/Pearsons

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements (students <21 years old):
• BTEC extended Diploma in IT- level 3 at overall Merit or BTEC Sub-diploma in IT at overall Distinction and aged 18 years and over.
• 40 UCAS points, or
• Access to HE Diploma, or
• International Baccalaureate with Computing as a specialisation, or
• GCSE Maths, English and computing/ICT(C and above)


Mature student requirements (students >21 years old):
• Industry experience in working with computers
• Good English reading, writing and communication skills

Progression / Careers

The HNC in Computing and Systems Development offers a progression route into various employment roles in IT and Software Development. The HNC in Computing and Systems Development also offers direct progression to the HND.

Fees

£5950

Modes of assessment

Combinations of coursework, case studies and oral presentations are used to assess each unit