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Pearson BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development (Top Up)

This course is designed to provide the opportunity to build on top of a HNC qualification in Computing to achieve a HND award. Completion of the course will prepare you for a career in the ICT industry or progression to related degree programmes.

Available Sessions

We have 2 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Pearson BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development (Top Up)
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Part-Time 17/09/2018
Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:00
10 £758.00 Apply Now
Pearson BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development (Top Up)
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Part-Time 17/09/2018
Day: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 18:00-21:30
10 £758.00 Apply Now

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Course Overview

This course will provide you with skills in programming, networking, e-business and computing in business

The course is studied over a minimum of 2 years and comprises a minimum 8 units.  

A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed supported by extensive use of the college VLE. 

Students can study this programme as a part time 'top up' option following completion of an HNC. Registration for HND top ups commencing September 2017 must be completed by 9th June after discussion with Gary Ritchie- The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience.  Our staff are regularly trained to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of industry

The 8 units from the list below vary depending on the course location and study mode:

Systems Analysis and Design
Website Design
Procedural Programming
Event Driven Programming
Networking Technologies
Local Area Networking Technologies 
Database Design Concepts
Data Analysis and Design
Web Applications Development
Digital Image Creation and Development
Programming in .NET
Work Based Experience 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are successful completion of a level 4 HNC in Computing and Systems Development.

All applicants must attend an interview.

Where will it take me?
This course is designed to prepare you for a career in the ICT industry or progression to . Direct follow on opportunities include a career as a Network Technician, Computer Technician, Information Officer, User Support and MIS assistant.   further study at a higher level will lead to jobs such as Software Tester, Web developer, Programmer, Data Analyst or management positions in the IT industry.
How will it make me more employable?
This course will provide you with the skills to gain employment in the ICT industry or progression to related degree programmes. Group Learning and Project Based Learning approaches are used to provide additional career skills such as team working and communication skills. 
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Assessment is continuous throughout the course with a combination of assignments, practical tasks and examination.
Each unit is graded individually with an overall single grade awarded at the end of the course.
Additional Costs
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.
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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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