BTEC HNC Computing

Course Overview

This course is suitable for individuals who would like to pursue a career in the IT industry, careers such as web design and development, database design/development or database administrator, programmer, applications developer, software engineering.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:
64 UCAS points at A Level in relevant subject(s)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading) which must include Maths and English.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications

Successful applicants who do not have GCSES in Maths and /or English at Grade C (Or equivalent) will be offered the opportunity to undertake that qualification whilst on their Higher Education course. Applicants should be aware that progression on to Level 6 top up programmes may not be possible without the GCSE Passes.

Course Assessment

A mixture of assessments will be used throughout the course such as coursework, demonstrations, presentations.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.Advised you have an adequate computer to work from home, this can be discussed before the course, books, some software.

Course Includes

Example of units and course content
Professional Development
Database Design and Development
Managing a successful computing project
Computer systems architecture
Website design and development


Upon successful completion of the first year of the course you will receive a Level 4 HNC in Computing

Course Potential Careers

Successful achieved of the HNC will allow you to progress on the HND (Level 5) in Computing

Course Dates

September -June

Course Times

Two and half days per week

Email Contact

Examining Body

Pearson Edexcel

Hours Per Week

12 hours

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090


30-32 Weeks