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Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C (grade 5/4) or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 120-160 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access course in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This course is for those who wish to develop high levels of technical competence for careers in computer programming, systems analysis, networking engineering, database analysis and design, technical support, software engineering or business management.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Business skills for e-commerce
  • Computer systems
  • Employability & professional development
  • Product design, implementation and evaluation.

Specialist units include:

  • System analysis & design
  • Website design
  • Procedural programming
  • Information systems in organisations
  • Programming in Java
  • Quality systems in IT
  • Data analysis and design
  • Data structure and algorithms
  • Network security
  • Local area networking technologies
  • E-commerce strategy
  • Web creation and management.

Actual units may be subject to change. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques.

The course also includes four vendor qualifications delivered over two years:

  • CompTIA A+
  • Network+
  • Security+
  • Cloud+.

Study Methods

Lectures, group work, assignments, presentations and workshops.

BSc degree programmes, MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments including written assignments, group work and presentations.

Where next - Further Studies

BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.

Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities:

  • Hertfordshire University
  • Plymouth University
  • Middlesex University
  • Greenwich University
  • Westminster University
  • University College London.
  • Staffordshire University
  • Middlesex University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • West London University
  • East London University
  • Huddersfield University.

Where next - Job Opportunities

An understanding of advanced technology puts you in an excellent position to take advantage of many employments in this fast-moving industry. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: network administrator, IT help desk, application developer, system support, etc.

More Information

Students will attend college for 15 hours - over three days. Student are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments).

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 10 June 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit www.ucas.com

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 25 September 2017

Starts: 25/09/2017

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00