HND Computing for England (HTQ) (Cyber Security pathway)

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details





Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-Time, 1 Year

Course Time

09:00 - 16:15

Course Fee

£ 8000.00

Course Code


Course Overview

This HTQ is an exciting and informative study programme that students should find stimulating and challenging, providing an opportunity to follow a specialist route of interest. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress to higher education or employment in this specialist area. This programme of learning is designed to meet skills gaps in the current workforce and to enable progression into a career in the computing industry.

Course Requirements

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.

What you will Learn


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


Career Options

Mandatory Units

Contact Details

Extra Costs Involved

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.

Exam Validation Body

Pearson Education Ltd

Hours Per Week

12 hours per week

How Long To Complete

2 years

Programme Structure

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits studied over two years

Contact Details

For further information please email


Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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