NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology
Computing HND
NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Computing Level 5 HNC/HND is designed to relate to the IT and Telecoms Professionals National Occupational Standards in the IT and computing sector. The Higher National does not purport to deliver occupational competence in the sector, which should be demonstrated in a work context. However, the qualifications provide underpinning knowledge for the IT and Telecoms Professionals National Occupational Standards, as well as developing practical skills in preparation for work and possible achievement of Professional Competence qualifications in due course.

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The course provides 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 skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, the HND in computing gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer. Details of the course timetable will be available at induction

The Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development has been developed to focus on:

Providing education and training for a range of careers in computing. Providing opportunities for facilities managers to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4/ Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. Providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in computing or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a degree in computing or a related area Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of computing. Providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a computing context. Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. The course has been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind. It is essential that learners gain the maximum benefit from their programme of study. Learners possessing an HNC/D Diploma in Computing and Systems Development and a number of years (usually between 3–5 years) of post HNC/D experience in the IT or computing industry are able to apply for ‘Associate Membership of the British Computer Society’.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Plus GCSE Grade 4 in 5 subjects including Mathematics and English

Qualification requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications, or experience, such as Level 3 Cisco, Microsoft or Oracle.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

No elements below 5.5 or equivalent

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computing & System Development, HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computing HND

England UK £6250 year 1
Northern Ireland £6250 year 1
Scotland £6250 year 1
Wales £6250 year 1
Channel Islands £6250 year 1
EU £6750 year 1
International £6750 year 1
Ireland £6750 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology

The North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) is an institution that provides both further education and higher education, located in the English county of Surrey.

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Student composition of NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology

Total number of students enrolled at NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology by level Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
undergraduates:
postgraduates:
Total:
0
  • Studying at Nescot: Alexandra, Level 3 Computing
  • Studying at Nescot: Lee, Level 1 Animal Studies
  • Studying at Nescot: Tommy, Level 3 Brickwork
  • Studying at Nescot: Jayde, Level 3 Beauty Therapy
  • Studying at Nescot: Maisie, Level 3 Travel and Tourism
  • Studying at Nescot: Jen, Sports Therapy BSC

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