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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HC4PUF 
Full-Time Programme  
Location: Hayes Campus  
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  
Entry Requirements 
GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar.  
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply 
Who is the course for? 
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals Certificate in Computing gives students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training. 
Course Content  
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory) which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two further optional units at Level 4. The units are: 
 
Core Units: 
 
Programming 
Networking 
Professional Practice 
Database Design & Development 
Security 
Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set) 
Optional units: 
 
Computer Systems Architecture 
Website Design & Development 
Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” materials are embedded in the BTEC L4 HND in computing programme. Actual Specialist units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. 
Study Methods 
75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 
20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 
5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). 
Students will attend college for 15 hours – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 22.5 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% time-constrained assessments. the grades in each subject unit are shown as: 
 
pass 
merit 
distinction 
Where next - Further Studies 
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in computing at Level 4, vendor-accredited certification and Professional Body membership, all of which students can build on and allow students to continue their studies to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma at Level 5, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through: 
 
Entering employment 
Continuing existing employment 
Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates 
Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
Progressing to university. 
The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/) and UCAS.com 
 
Students who completed Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing from our School progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Plymouth University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
Westminster University 
Staffordshire University 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Huddersfield University 
Bath University 
Northumbria University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles:, IT help desk, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Web Developer, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
UCAS Code: I320 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £6,000 
Overseas student: £7,682 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at West London IoT, based at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HC4CBD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Entry Requirements 
GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Who is the course for  
This two-year part-time course is for those who are employed or seeking employment in the Computing and ICT industry. 
Course Content 
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory) which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two further optional units at Level 4. The units/year are: Year 1 (2021 - 2022) _Units: 
 
Unit 1: Programming (Core unit)) 
Unit 2: Networking (Core unit. Cisco_CCNA materials are embedded in this unit) 
Unit 3: Professional Practice (Core unit) 
Unit 8: Computer Systems Architecture (Optional Unit) Year 2 (2022-2023) 
Unit 4: Database Design& Development (Core unit) 
Unit 5: Security (Core unit) 
Unit 6: Managing a Professional Project. (Pearson-set assignment unit) 
Unit 10: Website Design & Development (Optional unit) 
The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. 
Study Methods 
75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 
20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 
5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). 
Students will attend college between 7-8 hours a week over 32 weeks per academic year. Timetables are usually available one month before registration. Please note, whilst we make every effort to ensure that timetables are integrated and are as convenient as possible for our students, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.) 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% time-constrained assessments. the grades in each subject unit are shown as: 
 
pass 
merit 
distinction 
Where next - Further Studies 
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in computing at Level 4, vendor-accredited certification and Professional Body membership, all of which students can build on and allow students to continue their studies to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma at Level 5, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through: 
 
Entering employment 
Continuing existing employment 
Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates 
Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
Progressing to university. 
The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/) and UCAS.com 
 
Students who completed Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing from our School progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Plymouth University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
Westminster University 
Staffordshire University 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Huddersfield University 
Bath University 
Northumbria University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: IT help desk, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Web Developer, junior Network Engineer, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £3,277 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HD5PUF 
Full-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements  
Satisfactory completion of Level 4 Higher National Certificate in relevant computing-related subjects with a good attendance and an excellent College report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references.  
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Who is the course for 
The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. In addition, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare students for further study or training. The programme is a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, without committing to a particular professional specialism. As a result, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing programme is valued by companies and employers, and is perfect for individuals who wish to have a more of a ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies and is also valuable in preparing students for life at university. 
Course Content 
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via the general Computing pathway. The unit combinations and the list of optional units are: 
 
Mandatory Units: 
 
Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) 
Business Intelligence 
Optional units 
 
Cloud Computing 
Network Security 
Advanced Programming 
E-Commerce & Strategy 
Artificial Intelligence 
Cisco “CCNAv7”, Cisco “Cybersecurity Essentials” & Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing are integrated in the BTEC L5 HND in computing programme. Actual optional units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. 
Study Methods 
75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 
20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 
5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). 
Students will attend college for 14 hours – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 22.5 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 4% group work, 1% presentations. the grades in each subject unit are shown as: 
 
pass 
merit 
distinction 
Where next - Further Studies 
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/). Or @ http://UCAS.com. BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience. Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Plymouth University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
Westminster University 
Staffordshire University 
Northumbria University 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Huddersfield University 
Bath University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: Network Administrator, IT help desk, Application Developer, Network Engineer, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Network Manager, Software Developer, Business Analyst, Web Developer, IT Support Technician, Systems Tester, Web Designer, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
UCAS Code: I100 
 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home Fees: £5,605 Overseas Fees: £7,543 
 
The fees quoted are for students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing Plus: Full-Time 

Course Code 
HC4PPF 
Full-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:00 
Entry Requirements 
GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar.  
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Who is the course for  
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals Certificate in Computing gives students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training. 
Course Content 
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4 through six core units (mandatory) which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two further optional units at Level 4,. The units are: 
 
Core Units: 
 
Programming 
Networking 
Professional Practice 
Database Design & Development 
Security 
Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set) 
Specialist units: 
 
Computer Systems Architecture 
Website Design & Development 
Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” materials are embedded in the BTEC L4 HND in computing plus programme. Actual Specialist units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, teamwork, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. The course also includes two vendor qualifications delivered during term breaks: 
 
CompTIA A+ 
CompTIANetwork+ 
CompTIA certificates will be administrated separately through Pearson VUE testing centres, which we offer in Uxbridge College and delivered during the student breaks, i.e. December, February, April & May. Passing or failing the two vendor qualifications tests will have no impact on the BTEC HNC Computing Plus progression. 
Study Methods 
75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 
20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 
5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). 
Students will attend college for 15 hours – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 22.5 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 3% group work, 1% presentations and 1% time-constrained assessments. the grades in each subject unit are shown as: 
 
pass 
merit 
distinction 
Where next - Further Studies 
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in computing at Level 4, vendor-accredited certification and Professional Body membership, all of which students can build on and allow students to continue their studies to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma at Level 5, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through: 
 
Entering employment 
Continuing existing employment 
Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates 
Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
Progressing to university. 
The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/) and UCAS.com 
 
Students who completed Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing from our School progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Plymouth University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
Westminster University 
Staffordshire University 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Huddersfield University 
Bath University 
Northumbria University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: IT help desk, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Web Developer, junior Network Engineer, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
UCAS Code: HD5P 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £6,000 
Overseas Fees: £7,682 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing Plus: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HD5PPF 
Full-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements  
Satisfactory completion of Level 4 Higher National Certificate in relevant computing-related subjects with a good attendance and an excellent College report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references.  
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Who is the course for 
The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. In addition, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare students for further study or training. The programme is a non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, without committing to a particular professional specialism. As a result, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing programme is valued by companies and employers, and is perfect for individuals who wish to have a more of a ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies and is also valuable in preparing students for life at university. 
Course Content 
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via the general Computing pathway. The unit combinations and the list of optional units are: 
 
Mandatory Units: 
 
Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) 
Business Intelligence 
Optional units 
 
Cloud Computing 
Network Security 
Advanced Programming 
E-Commerce & Strategy 
Artificial Intelligence 
Cisco “CCNAv7”, Cisco “Cybersecurity Essentials” & Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing are integrated in the BTEC L5 HND in computing programme. Actual optional units may be subject to change if sufficient number of students decide to follow one of the six specialist pathways offered by Pearson. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques.The course also includes two vendor qualifications: 
 
CompTIA Security+ 
CompTIA Cloud+. 
CompTIA certificates will be administrated separately through Pearson VUE testing centres, which we offer in Uxbridge College and delivered during the student breaks, i.e. December, February, April & May. Passing or failing the 2 vendor qualifications tests will have no impact on the BTEC HND+ Computing progression. 
Study Methods 
75% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor 
20% work-based learning supervised by a tutor 
5% e-Learning supervised by a tutor in real time, guest speakers and field trips (Optional). 
Students will attend college for 14 hours – over three days. Students are expected to complete approximately 22.5 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research in LRC and completing assignments). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of assignments including 95% written assignments, 4% group work, 1% presentations. the grades in each subject unit are shown as: 
 
pass 
merit 
distinction 
Where next - Further Studies 
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found on the Degree Course Finder website (http://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/). Or @ http://UCAS.com. BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience. Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Plymouth University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
Westminster University 
Staffordshire University 
Northumbria University 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Huddersfield University 
Bath University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the computing sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: Network Administrator, IT help desk, Application Developer, Network Engineer, Computer Service and Repair Technician, Network Manager, Software Developer, Business Analyst, Web Developer, IT Support Technician, Systems Tester, Web Designer, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
UCAS Code: I101 
 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home Fees: £6,000 Overseas Fees: £7,543 
 
The fees quoted are for students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 
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