BTEC HND in Computing (Software Engineering)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Course Overview

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing for England include enhanced work-related curriculum that is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, equipping students with the right skills and competencies for the workplace, or progression to further higher education study.

Further Details


University Level

Course Start Date


Course Duration




GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in maths and English language (or equivalent) and BTEC level 3 Ext Diploma at Merit Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma at Merit Merit (or equivalent). Normal minimum qualifications required for mature entrants (21 years and above) are a recognised Computing Access course or business experience in the computing industry using IT related skills and successful completion of an aptitude assessment in maths and English Language. Applications from mature students without formal qualifications will be welcomed, especially if you have the motivation to succeed.

Assessment is evidence based against learning outcomes and assessment criteria set in assignments. There are no examinable units.

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing for England – Software Engineering

There are no essential additional costs to this course, however, you will need access to a suitable laptop or similar for work outside of teaching hours.

The tuition for this course £8000.00

Eligible students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Loans Company. You can apply for the exact amount of loan to cover your tuition fees, and this will be paid directly to us by the Student Loan Company on your behalf. You may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

In your first year you will study:
Professional Practice
Database Design & Development
Planning a Computing Project
Software Development Lifecycles
Website Design and Development

In your second year:
Computing Research Project
Business Process Support
Discrete Maths
Data Structures & Algorithms
Applied Programming and Design Principles
Network Management
Games Development
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