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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    Bolton College, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Computer technology is increasingly embedded in business processes and society, which means there are always opportunities for suitably qualified professionals. Equivalent to two years of a university degree, this Computing HND offers you the practical and personal skills needed for a role in the sector or progression to higher-level study. This Level 5 HND in Computing can help you turn your interest in technology into a rewarding career opportunity. It’s designed to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of computing and information technologies that are essential to businesses in this evolving sector of the economy. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Throughout the course, our team of dedicated experts will guide you as you gain knowledge and understanding, as well as practical, professional and subject-specific skills. Your studies will focus on the core knowledge that is required by all computing professionals, such as programming, networking, database design and development, security, professional practice, business intelligence and how to manage a successful computing project. You’ll build on this learning with optional units that concentrate on developing your understanding and skills in areas such as games development and advanced programming, where you can use your imagination and creativity to modify and manipulate software to create animations and cutting-edge interfaces.We’ll help you learn essential skills from problem-solving, through supporting individual computer users and organisations, to maintaining and managing their online systems. You’ll undertake an individual research project, where you’ll explore and examine a relevant and current topical aspect of computing in the context of a business environment. Overall, we’ll support you as you develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills, and gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills ready for employment or further study.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 48

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. You should also have two GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.Entry to this course is also available to applicants who have extensive appropriate work experience in the IT sector. If you don’t possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience we’ll be delighted to consider your application.


University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    116 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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