The Sheffield College
Computing HND
The Sheffield College

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 15 graduates of Computing HND and other courses in Sport and Exercise Sciences at The Sheffield College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
15 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22438 £20448 £24818
25-75 percentile range £18849 - £25991 £15981 - £24541 £19498 - £30391

Course Description

This HND course has been developed in conjunction with employers in the Sheffield City Region and addresses the key skills required for a successful career in the computing industries. The course is equivalent to the second year of a degree and top-up options are available for the full BSc (Hons) qualification. The course covers a range of advanced level skills in high demand both locally and internationally.

A Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Report found that there are currently specific skills shortages in roles such as

• Analytics (Big Data)

• Cyber security specialists

• Web developers

• Innovators

• Programmers

With the cutting edge technology of 5G expected to hit major cities in the UK in 2019 there has never been a better time to study computing.

The HND in Computing is designed to bridge the digital skills gaps with an industry-specialist taught advanced programme. Learners will not only develop key skills across a range of subjects but will develop independence and interdependence via combinations of individual and group projects.

The course consists of 120 Credits delivered across 7 units over 1 college year. The units chosen may vary and are all assessed through coursework. Attendance is two days per week but learners are advised that a similar amount of self-study will be required.

Sheffield College works in close partnership with several major local companies. Guest speakers and trips out will be arranged throughout the year. There may also be an opportunity to compete in the WorldSkills competition with regional and national heats in a computing related field leading to representing the UK at the world finals.

The HND is a level 5 course equivalent to the second year of a degree. Many universities offer one year top-up courses for the full BSc (Hons) or may accept students onto the final year of a computing degree.

A HND in Computing can directly or contribute to with further study careers in

• Software Engineering

• Network Engineering

• Cyber-Security Engineering

• Games Development (programming)

• Web Development

• Data analytics

**Assessment is via a series of group and individual projects**

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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


Tuition Fees Computing HND

England UK £7500 year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 year 1
Scotland £7500 year 1
Wales £7500 year 1

Additional fee information

Some optional extra visits may include a small extra cost to cover transport and admission.

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 The Sheffield College

The Sheffield College is one of the largest providers of Further Education in the English city of Sheffield. The college operates from four main campuses, which are City, Hillsborough, Peaks, and Olive Grove.

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Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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