HNC in Computing, Level 4 (University 1st Year)

Course Title: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing


COURSE OVERVIEW

The level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing is a 120 credit course that aims to prepare students for specific occupational focus in the field of computing.


  • Length of course: 480 guided learning hours*
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
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  • Mode of delivery: Blended Learning
  • Study type: Full or Part Time
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  • *This consists of 480 guided learning hours and approximately 720 hours of directed study, making a total of an estimated 1200 hours.

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing is a 120 credit course that combines core, optional, and specialist modules that are designed to provide a specific occupational focus in the field of computing.


This qualification aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to the constantly changing world of IT. In doing so, graduates will enhance their opportunities for higher education, whilst increasing their career prospects. The broad range of topics taught throughout the course offer students a comprehensive introduction to computing and a wide range of sector knowledge linked to the practical skills that are gained through the research, self-study, directed study, and workplace scenarios that are completed throughout the course.


After completing the course, students will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of computing and communicate appropriately. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence, and problem-solving strategies - as well as learning how to be flexible within the workplace, work well under pressure, and meet challenging targets.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SUITABILITY

In order to be accepted onto this Level BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing, applicants must:

 

  • Have at least a Level 3 qualification in the area of specialism (or equivalent)
  • Be fluent in English and have good communication skills
  • Hold a good knowledge of numeracy, literacy, and ICT
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    Please note that previous experience may be considered.

 

COURSE FEES: HOW TO PAY & WHAT’S INCLUDED

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  • Payment Plan: Fees can be paid in one payment or in interest-free monthly instalments.
  • Payment Methods: At TWC we accept any of the following payment methods - Credit or debit card, Bank transfer, Paypal, or Western Union
  • Included in the Fee: All course materials, personal tutor support, access to our online social learning forum, live online classes, assignment marking and feedback, an NUS Extra card, and upon completion of the course, career support - including CV workshops.

 

MODULES

At level 4, students must achieve 120 credits. This must be done through completing 6 core modules (each worth 15 credits) and 2 optional ones (also worth 15 credits each):


Compulsory Modules:

  1. 1. Programming
  2. 2. Networking
  3. 3. Professional Practice
  4. 4. Database Design and Development
  5. 5. Security
  6. 6. Managing a Successful Computing Project (Peasron-set)

Optional Modules:

  1. 1. Strategic Information Systems
  2. 2. Computer Systems Architecture
  3. 3. Software Development Lifecycles
  4. 4. Website Design and Development
  5. 5. Maths for Computing
  6. 6. Data Analytics

 

ASSESSMENTS

BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by centres) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres).

Learners must complete a variety of assignments in order to achieve their level 4 qualification, which include Guided Learning, Independent and unsupervised research and learning, Unsupervised compilation of a portfolio of work experience , Unsupervised e-learning, Unsupervised e-assessment , Unsupervised coursework, Watching a pre-recorded podcast or webinar and Unsupervised work-based learning.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Learners will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction qualification grade using the points gained through all of the modules.

Points Per Credit:

- PASS: 4

- MERIT: 6

- DISTINCTION: 8


Points Boundaries:

- PASS: 420 - 599

- MERIT: 600 - 839

- DISTINCTION: 840 +


CORE SKILLS AND PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress to the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing. On completion of the Level 5, students will be able to progress to University.


Alternatively students will have the opportunity to apply for roles in a range of sectors, including (nt not limited to) Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Security, Intelligent Systems, and Applications Development


 

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