Overview

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.

Location
Openshaw Campus
Attendance
Full Time
Duration
1 year
Start
January 2020
Academic 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.

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)
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing offers students a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism.

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.

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Estimate costs for a laptop are £300.

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.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here.


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