Essential information:

Title:

Higher National Certificate - Computing and Systems Development

Code:

002589/1/1

Start date:

04/09/2017

End date:

04/07/2018

Weekly hours:

12 hours with additional tutorial support and independent study required.

Location:

Broadstairs

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Content

What does this course involve?

You will learn through a variety of taught lectures and seminars, practical workshops and self-directed study sessions. Units and MTA qualifications are delivered through a combination of lectures and classroom based activities, as well as practical workshop practice (both supported and self-directed), which are all reinforced by group and individual-based learning outside of your normal timetabled sessions. Example units are: Business Skills for e-Commerce Computer Systems Employability and Professional Development Networking Technologies Object Oriented Programming Website Design Mathematics for Software Developers Research Skills Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

An offer of a place on the Higher National Certificate is offered in terms of grades up to a certain number of UCAS tariff points. For example, a typical offer for entry to an HNC is 48 UCAS tariff points and you should possess, or be working towards, GCSE grades C and above in English and Maths. All applicants will be interviewed.

Assessment

You will learn through a variety of taught lectures and seminars, practical workshops and self-directed study sessions. Units and MTA qualifications are delivered through a combination of lectures and classroom based activities, as well as practical workshop practice (both supported and self-directed), which are all reinforced by group and individual-based learning outside of your normal timetabled sessions. You will be assessed through written reflection, written report-based assignments, ongoing coursework, practical workshops, video-based submissions, project work, presentations, and group work. The MTA qualifications are assessed by the use of online multiple-choice examinations that you will undertake on campus within a designated testing facility. The majority of emphasis will be on the practical application of the assessment criteria throughout the programme, providing you with realistic scenarios and making maximum use of work-related practical experience. Electronic resources (such as e-journals, e-books, research resources) as well as assessment submissions will be co-ordinated via the College’s Moodle (VLE) site.

Fees & Costs

For UK students £6,000 per year (one year programme)
For non-EU students £6,600 per year (one year programme)

If you choose to progress on to a HND after this your total fees will be £12,000. (£13,200 for non-EU students).

For more information about financing your course visit www.gov.uk

All prices quoted are given as a guide, and may be subject to change. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such a travel, equipment and childcare.

Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to progress directly on to the Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development programme at East Kent College (Broadstairs). Alternatively, you can consider progression into industry at junior technician or developer level and begin working towards chartered status (CITP), or apply for a specialist degree programme at University such as Computing, Computer Science, Network and PC Hardware Engineering, Web Development, Software Development, Games Development or Forensic Computing & Cybersecurity. Depending upon the degree applied for, it may be possible to begin your studies at Year Two (level 5) of your chosen degree programme. Typical career progression after completing a HNC qualification would include: Computer Programmer 1st / 2nd Line Network Engineer Games Designer / Developer Junior 1st / 2nd Line IT Support Technician

UCAS Search options

  • Institution Code Name: CANT
  • Institution Code: C12
  • Campus Code: 1 (Broadstairs)
  • Course Code: I100

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