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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing Plus (RQF)

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)
Course summary
32 weeks
6,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: 04/10/2021 - Uxbridge

Course description

Course Code: HD5PPF

UCAS code: I101

Course content

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 Intelligence

Optional units

  • Cloud Computing

  • Network Security

  • Advanced Programming

  • E-Commerce & Strategy

  • Artificial Intelligence

Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” and Cisco “Introduction to Cybersecurity” 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.The course also includes two vendor qualifications:

  • Security+

  • Cloud+.

CompTIA certificates will be administrated separately through Pearson VUE testing centres, which we offer in Uxbridge College and delivered during the student breaks, i.e. December, February, April & May.Passing or failing the 2 vendor qualifications tests will have no impact on the BTEC HND+ Computing progression.

Who is this course for

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.

Where next - Further Studies

Where next - Further StudiesThe Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers asmeeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can gain employment in the construction industry a plumber, an electrical installation engineer or a building services engineer


  • Home student: £6,000
  • Overseas Fees: £7,543

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.

Continuing Studies

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses.

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:

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HCUC - Harrow College & Uxbridge College

It’s no surprise that students travel from all over London to study at Harrow College and Uxbridge College. With specialist career advisers on hand to offer advice and guidance, the colleges deliver successful results in further education and career progression....

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HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)

Park Road
UB8 1NQ Uxbridge Middlesex

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