HND Computing (Top-up)
Courses at UCEN Manchester combine a variety of teaching and learning activities including seminars, lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and independent work individually as well as in groups.
In addition, these primary teaching and learning methods may be supplemented with field trips, work placements, guest lectures, presentations and group activities as applicable to each subject area.
UCEN campuses have libraries equipped with computers and printers for students which can be used in addition to the classrooms and course specific workspaces such as technology suites, workshops, laboratories and artistic/photographic studios.
As well as the software available to students on campus computers such as the Adobe suite, students are also able to use Microsoft Office remotely from their own laptops and access course materials using the Virtual Learning Environment.
- Openshaw Campus
- Full Time
- 1 year
- January 2020
Non-academic entry Requirements
• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded)
• 64 UCAS tariff points
• A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing
• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent)
Students that have passed a recognised Access programme will also be considered.
What will I be studying?
Business Intelligence (core) RQF (15 credits)
Computing Research Project (Pearson Set) (Core) RQF (30 credits)
Database Management Systems RQF (15 credits)
E-Commerce and Strategy RQF (15 credits)
Forsenics RQF (15 credits)
Network Management RQF (15 credits)
Operating Systems RQF (15 credits)
How will I be assessed?
At Level 4 the course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5.
Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
Course Associated Costs
Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents.
Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.
You will need to purchase digital storage device up to 1TB at an approximate cost of £50.