GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply.
This two-year part-time course is for those who are employed or seeking employment in the Computing and ICT industry.
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory) which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two further optional units at Level 4. The units/year are: Year 1 (2020 - 2021) _Units:
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.
Students will attend college between 7-8 hours a week over 32 weeks per academic year. Timetables are usually available one month before registration. Please note, whilst we make every effort to ensure that timetables are integrated and are as convenient as possible for our students, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.)
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% time-constrained assessments. the grades in each subject unit are shown as:
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in computing at Level 4, and allow students to continue their studies to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma at Level 5, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through:
Students who completed Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing from our School progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities:
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: IT help desk, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Web Developer, junior Network Engineer, etc.
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on
Last Updated: 17 June 2020
Home Fees: £3,125 The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.
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