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Computing – HND Level 5

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About the course

An internationally-recognised IT qualification designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for success in an IT-related career. You’ll gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills, and modules cover subjects such as strategic information systems, programming, web design and development, networking, forensics and games scripting.
You can progress onto the HND programme and university, or go on to develop a career.

Topics and units

An example of the course units are;
– Programming
– Networking
– Professional Practice
– Database Design and Development
– Security
– Managing a Successful Computing Project
– Software Development Lifecycles
– Website Design and Development

Careers and progression

You can seek a top-degree at university. Courses include games development, computer security and software development.
Careers: Systems analyst, IT project manager, web designer

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths (A*-C). BTEC in Computing level 3 or related level 3 qualification. Those with industry experience or mature students who don’t fulfil requirements will be considered individually.

Additional information

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What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

To find out more information about our courses and college life, you can visit an open event to meet our team and check out our facilities for yourself.


Higher education


2 year

Start date



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£5,900 per year


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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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