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HNC Computing - Level 4


This programme is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in areas such as computer networks, and server and security management. The course is modular and the content is designed to be flexible enough to provide you with underpinning knowledge in all subjects. You will also have the opportunity to explore a range of areas in more detail, to meet your individual needs.

This course is validated by Pearson Edexcel.


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Entry requirements

To start this course, you will need to have successfully completed a minimum of one of the following:

  • At least 64 UCAS points (160 points as per 2016 tariff) at A Level in appropriate subjects.
  • Appropriate BTEC National Extended Diploma with MMM profile or above.

Alternatively, we will consider substantive experience in a relevant field.

We normally require three GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, to include English language and maths: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Start dates and fees

Course fees are payable for each year of all university-level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support that may be available to you, please visit the finance and funding page, or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

Provisional timetables will be discussed at interview, and confirmed in the final joining instructions which all students will receive in July.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20191 yr(s)2538D1409£7000.00Apply

How long is the course?

This is a one year full-time course. 

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and study outside the classroom.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies and individual/group projects that are client-based, giving you a valuable experience of working on a live brief.

What does the course lead to?

Completion of this course will enable you to progress into a range of careers, including network support, administration, security and management, programming in a variety of languages, website design or database development.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Database Design and Development
  • Website Design and Development
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Security
  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project

Module titles subject to change.

What can I go on to study?

Upon successful completion of the award, you may wish to progress onto our HND Computing top-up programme, subject to entry requirements.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, paying particular attention to previous qualifications and the personal statement. If you experience any difficulty, please contact the Vision University Centre on 01623 627191 ext 8996, or email the HE team at

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