Course Code: HN4MCMTH / 18DA11A
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Computing Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4
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.
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
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.
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.
|Location||Start Date - End Date|
|Tottenham Centre||24 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019|
- Last Updated: 23 March 2018
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