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Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diplomain Computing for England (HD5C1F)

32 weeks
Next course start
30 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
32 weeks
Next course start
30 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
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Course description

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via the general Computing pathway.
The unit combinations and the list of optional units are:

Mandatory Units:

  • Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Business Process Support

    Optional units
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security
  • Advanced Programming for Data Analysis
  • E-Commerce & Strategy
  • Operating Systems.

    Cisco “CCNAv7”, Cisco “Cybersecurity Essentials”, Cisco “IoT” & Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing are integrated in the BTEC L5 HND in computing programme.

    Actual optional units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. 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.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

30 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Harrow

Suitability - Who should attend?

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. In addition, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare students for further study or training. The programme is a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, without committing to a particular professional specialism. As a result, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing programme is valued by companies and employers, and is perfect for individuals who wish to have a more of a ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies and is also valuable in preparing students for life at university.

  • Entry requirements

    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.

Continuing Studies

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma 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 or at UCAS.  BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.
Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at various universities.

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