Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing - Security
Satisfactory completion of Level 4 Higher National Certificate in relevant computing-related subjects with a good attendance and an excellent College report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references. 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. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply.
Who is the course for
Security is now a crucial part of business, and consequently the demand for highly skills and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. This Pearson BTEC L5 HND Computing-Security has been created to meet global demand for skilled individuals who understand how computers work, how networks are designed, built and configured, how Cybersecurity works in an age where the online world is so vulnerable to attacks and how software is used to monitor and secure these systems. It covers a broad range of computing specialisms and it will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry. From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, which will be directly relatable to your future career. You will learn how to help organisations to keep their businesses and customers safe with this practical course that will develop your professional and technical skills. The course offers opportunities for Cisco CCNAv7, Cisco (Cybersecurity Essentials), Cisco (IoT), etc. module certifications through Net Academy.
On this course, you will cover a wide variety of theoretical and practical development skills. You will gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks. You will combine your interest in forensics, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future. The unit combinations and the list of optional units are:
- Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
- Business Intelligence
- Information Security Management
- Cloud Computing
- Network Security
Actual optional units may be subject to change. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, teamwork, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques to build secure a systems that meet the needs of employers and preparing you for an exciting career.
- 75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor
- 20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor
- 5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional).
Students will attend college for 15 hours – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 22.5 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments).
How is the course assessed
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 4% group work, 1% presentations. the grades in each subject unit are shown as:
Where next - Further Studies
The Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing-Security is recognised by higher education providers, as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/). Or @ http://UCAS.com. BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.
Where next - Job Opportunities
There is a shortage of skilled professionals in Cyber Security and it's regarded as a critical area by business and government. Careers include IT professionals, penetration testers, digital forensic investigators, software developers, systems engineers and technical analysts.
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on
- Assessment and grading
- College rules and resources
- Student support and representation.
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For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
Last updated: 15 December 2020
Home Fees: £5,880
The fees quoted are for 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.
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How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.