Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Start Date: September 2020
Full Time Course
What is this course about?
Whether you are already working in IT or would like to gain a higher level qualification to start your career, the HND will allow you to gain leading edge skills in the field of computing and systems development through a nationally recognised qualification awarded by Pearson.
What will I be learning?
The HND course has a number of compulsory core units. These are:
Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Security, Managing a Successful, Computing Project, Computing Research Project, Business Intelligence. The course is made up of a number of optional units such as: Strategic Information Systems, Software Development Lifecycles, Robotics, Games Engine & Scripting, Games Design Theory Development, Database Management Systems, Advance Programming.
You will gain industry qualifications as well as your main course; Adobe accredited centre, BCS Academy, CISCO IT Essentials and CCNA. You will be taught by industry qualified staff who have worked in a wide variety of areas, each with their own areas of specialisation. There will also be varied trips and visits during the course.
The two core units are:
This unit will introduce you to the core concepts of programming with an introduction to algorithms and the characteristics of programming paradigms. Among the topics included in this unit are: introduction to algorithms, procedural, object-orientated & event-driven programming, security considerations, the integrated development environment and the debugging process.
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to design and implement algorithms in a chosen language within a suitable Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Managing a Successful Computing Project
The aim of this unit is to give you an opportunity to demonstrate the skills required for managing and implementing a project. You will undertake independent research and investigation for carrying out and executing a computing project which meets appropriate aims and objectives.
On successful completion of this unit you will have the confidence to engage in decision-making, problem-solving and research activities using project management skills.
19+ Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT and/or Computing A Level (min 64 UCAS points. GCSE Maths and English C or Level 2 equivalent. Assessment not accepted.
Course Fee (Per Year): £6,750
How will I be assessed?
Year 1: your assessment will be 100% by coursework.
Year 2: your assessment will be 100% by coursework.
Year 1: you’ll spend 22% of time in lectures, seminars or similar and 78% of time in independent study.
Year 2: you’ll spend 22% of time in lectures, seminars or similar and 78% of time in independent study.
What will this course lead on to?
This course will prepare students for employment in a range of occupations in computing, e-commerce, project management, game development, multimedia, applications development, networking and many more.
Upon completion of the HND Computing and Systems Development course, you could progress onto a related degree programme.
Why choose Riverside College for this course?
– Outstanding teaching and learning
– Course timetables to fit around your current employment
– Access to industry standard hardware and software
– The option to achieve industry qualifications alongside your course eg. CISCO
– Excellent value for money
– Small class sizes
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