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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    University Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Course Overview

Advance your career in computer science and digital technologies with the HNC Computing. Whether you’re looking to improve your prospects in this area or you’re seeking an entirely new career direction, this industry-recognised qualification will underpin your future success. We are committed to providing a highly responsive curriculum and have co-created this programme with employers to provide the essential knowledge and skills required by this ever-changing and vibrant sector. An added advantage is that you can study the programme either full-time (over 1 year) or part-time (over 2 years), allowing you to fit study around work and other commitments.

Career Options and Progression

The most popular careers that graduates progress to (and for which there is a clear industry demand) are those outlined below:

  • support engineer
  • analyst
  • project manager
  • test engineer
  • IT support

The HNC Computing might also lead to the following additional roles:

  • web designer
  • junior programmer
  • junior web developer
  • penetration tester

You can enhance your career opportunities further by progressing to one of the following honours degree programmes, awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university) but delivered at our University Campus here in Blackpool. These programmes enjoy coveted British Computer Society accreditation:

  • Network Engineering (Cyber Security)
  • Network Engineering (Systems Administration)
  • Software Engineering (App Development)
  • Software Engineering (Game Development)
  • Web Technologies and Digital Media

We are currently developing a new foundation and honours degree programme in Computer Science and Digital Technologies, providing another specialist progression route from the HNC programme.

There is also the possibility of progressing to other higher education institutions’ degree programmes - you will need to check with these directly.

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams - the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 9,335per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Blackpool and the Fylde College

  • Campus address

    Blackpool and the Fylde College, Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0HB, England

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