The HNC in Computing will develop your technical skills through applied learning across a wide-ranging study of the computing sector – perfect if you want to pursue or advance your career in computing. The course starts each September and is awarded by Pearson.
Computing is at the forefront of everyday life in the 21st century, evolving at a fast rate. The ability to adapt with the industry and to understand different computing systems could lead to a variety of interesting tech-based careers.
At Farnborough, you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in an IT environment. Not only will you develop skills specific to IT, you will also develop behaviours for work, for example by undertaking a group project or responding to a client brief. As part of the course you will earn vendor qualifications including CISCO CCNA part 1, which is recognised by employers.
An HNC in Computing will allow you to study key areas of computing before moving onto a Higher National Diploma in your second year, where specialist pathways are available.
This computing programme is for those with a passion to study and work in the exciting world of information technology. You might currently be working in the sector already, studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution.
The modules introduce you to the core concepts of programming and networking essentials including protocols, security and how they operate. You will develop an understanding of database design and development and improve on your knowledge of security, the risks and how a security breach can impact on an organisation. To demonstrate your management and research skills you will implement your own project.
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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
You will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, individual presentations, practical’s, independent and group exercise instructions.
During your course you will develop the necessary skills to progress to year two through a combination of core and specialist units. Examples include:
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in-class tests, assessed practical work, assessed coursework/assignments, and formative assessment through assignment work feedback, practical demonstrations, project report, project presentation and examination.
There are a wide number of careers where your new computing qualification will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to computing include:
Jobs where your computing qualification would be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
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Institution Code - F66
You will need GCSE Maths or Computing at Grade C/4 or above and a suitable Level 3 Qualification in Computing / IT such as a BTEC Extended Diploma, or 3 A Levels including IT or Maths or equivalent.
If you do not have any formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant computer programming skills and relevant maths knowledge and skills, you can also apply for a place on the course.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.