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West London IoT Computing Courses 

West London IoT computing courses are delivered by lead partner HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College). Therefore, all courses link to the Harrow College or Uxbridge College website. This is where you will find the course handbook and the application form. 
 
 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing  

Full-Time Programme  
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Part-Time 
Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Who is the course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply.  
 
This course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the computing sector. 
 
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills, students will gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training. 
Entry Requirements  
GCSE English & 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 Diploma in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science,electronic systems or similar.  
 
All students who are non-native English speakers 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 
Course Details  
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through completing the following units: Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Security, Managing a Successful Computing Project (Pearson-set, Computer Systems Architecture and Website Design & Development. 
Progression 
After successful completion of this course, students can progress to study the BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing or get into employment. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles IT helpdesk, computer service and repair technician, web developer, etc. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Computing  

Full-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus  
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Who is this course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply. 
 
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. 
Entry Requirements 
Satisfactory completion of Level 4 HNC 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. 
Course Details 
The Level 5 HND builds on the Level 4 HNC with an additional 120 credits delivered via the general computing pathway. Units include Computing Research Project (Pearson-set), Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Advanced Programming, E-Commerce & Strategy and Artificial Intelligence. Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” and Cisco “ Introduction to Cybersecurity” are integrated into the programme.  
 
The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, teamwork, planning & organising, problem 
solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. 
 
Progression 
Students can progress onto the final year of a degree course at university or gain employment in the following roles network engineer, computer service & repair technician, network manager, software developer, business analyst, web developer, IT support technician, systems tester and web designer. 
 

Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing Plus  

Full-Time Programme  
Location: Hayes Campus 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Who is the course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply.  
 
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. 
Entry Requirements  
GCSE English & 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 Diploma in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers 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. 
Course Details  
Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector at Level 4. Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” materials are embedded in the BTEC Level 4 HND in Computing Plus programme. 
 
The course also includes two vendor qualifications delivered during term breaks: 
• CompTIA A+ 
• Network+ 
 
This course will give students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training. 
Progression 
After successful completion of this course, students can progress to study the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing. 
 
This course will 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 helpdesk, computer service and repair technician, web developer. 

Pearson BTEC HND in Computing Plus  

Full-Time Programme 
Location: Hayes Campus  
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Who is this course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply. 
 
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. 
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. 
Course Details 
The Level 5 HND builds on the Level 4 HNC with an additional 120 credits delivered via the general computing pathway. Cisco “CCNA Routing and Switching” and Cisco “ Introduction to Cybersecurity” are integrated into the programme. 
 
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 - Security+ and Cloud+. 
 
This course will give students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training. 
 
Progression 
Students can progress onto the final year of a degree course at university or gain employment in the following roles network engineer, computer service & repair technician, network manager, software developer, business analyst, web developer, IT support technician, systems tester and web designer. 
 
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