Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Computing HNC
Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

Course Description

A key progression path for those completing the Pearson BTEC National Diploma, A levels or those in a related role in industry is the level 4 Higher National Certificate. This is a full time one year course and can be followed by a second year to gain the Higher National Diploma. On completion students can opt to do a one-year top up to gain a BSc degree in Computing at University, via a Higher Apprenticeship or they can move directly into industry. The HNC in Computing will provide learners with a solid foundation in Computing. The work-related programme of study covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the selection of specialist units.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computing, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

You will be required to complete an assessment for each module of your course. The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit, supported by the generic grade descriptors. The process of assessment can aid effective learning by seeking and interpreting evidence to decide the stage that learners have reached in their learning, what further learning needs to take place and how best to do this. Therefore, the process of assessment should be part of the effective planning of teaching and learning by providing opportunities for both the learner and assessor to obtain information about progress towards learning goals. The assessor and learner must be actively engaged in promoting a common understanding of the assessment criteria and the grade descriptors (what it is they are trying to achieve and how well they achieve it) for further learning to take place. Therefore, learners will receive constructive feedback and guidance about how they may improve by capitalising on their strengths and clear and constructive comments about their weaknesses and how these might be addressed. Assessment will take place continually throughout sessions however the Summative assessment evidence will be in the form of assignment, written report, practical observation, witness testimony, presentations with written script and film. There are no formal timed examinations for this Award.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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


Tuition Fees Computing HNC

England UK £6750 year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 year 1
Scotland £6750 year 1
Wales £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, 2024

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 Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Shrewsbury College is an institution that provides A-level and vocational courses for school leavers, as well as Higher Education and apprenticeship programmes. Their main campus can be found in the English county of Shropshire, in the south-east suburb of Sutton Farm.

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Where is this programme taught

London Road Campus
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