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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s #1 College for Skills

Introduction to the course

The new BTEC Higher National qualifcations in Computing are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6.

The course will:

  • Equip students with computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global computing environment.

  • Provide education and training for a range of careers in computing, including network engineering, software engineering, data analytics, security, intelligent systems and applications development.

  • Provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in computing, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in computing or a related area.

The learners enrolled on this programme are guided and supported through a personal tutor and career advisor for HE progression. Learners successfully completing the HNC normally progress onto courses such as, Computer Science, Computer Networking, IT and Business or IT and Management.

Average class size would be between 10-15 learners. Learners are expected to study independently after receiving guidance by their lecturers. All teaching staff are well quali ed with industry skills and quali cations.

What do I need?

  • Level 3 qualification in Computing/ICT (A-Level, BTEC) with high achievement (typically Merit or Distinction grades)

  • Excellent reference

  • Level 2 English and Maths

How is the course taught?

All students will study these modules:

Unit 1: Programming in Java

Unit 2: Networking

Unit 3: Professional Practice

Unit 4: Database Design and Practice

Unit 5: Security Unit 6: Managing Successful Computing Projects

Unit 7: Strategic Information Systems

Unit 10: Website Design and Development

How will I be assessed?

Learning takes place through a variety of activities on this course. These include:

  • Lectures, practical sessions in laboratories and in the eld, student centred assignments, projects,presentations and group projects

You will have a personal tutor, access to excellent teaching and learning facilities and library resources and onsite support of cers to help you with any other issues

What does it lead to?

You can progress to the Higher National Diploma, move to year 2 of degree study, or enter or progress in employment.

Employer's Benefit

For an employer you will have staff who have gained considerable knowledge along with skills in programming for business & creativity for the development of software and practical skills in the assembly and management of hardware. Staff will have a greater foundation in both computational thinking, allowing them to take complex problems, understand what the problem is and develop possible solutions for the business. Much of the teaching is based on industry needs utilizing a range of commercial software packages and languages.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Tottenham Centre 24 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019

Course Code: HN4MCMTH / 18DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Tuition Fee: £5,787.00
* All fees are VAT free

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply

What are the levels?


Lenroy Wallace

I am hardworking, dedicated and very keen to learn. I was my Class Representative as well as peer mentor. I achieved distinctions for all of my assignments. As a result, I received offers from top universities and I am now at King’s College London studying Computer Science.

Lenroy Wallace ICT and Computing Extended Diploma Level 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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