Higher National Diploma in Computing

What does the qualification cover?

To this end you will learn the major specialism’s within computing which include the following units:

Unit 2 Computer Systems, suitable for a career as a PC Technician or Manager

Unit 43 Networking Infrastructure, suitable for a career as a Network Specialist

Unit 17 Database Design Concepts, suitable for a career as a Database Administrator or Manager.

Unit 14 Website Design and unit 15 Website Management, suitable for a career as a Web Developer. These two units will be taught in conjunction with unit 17 to enable the creation of a live, bespoke website with suitable content in the front-end through to data-handling features in the back-end.

Unit 4 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, suitable for a career in Project Management

Unit 38 3D Computer Modelling and Animation

Unit 39 and 41 `Computer Games Design and Development¿ and `Programming in Java¿, suitable for a career in software development

Units 46, 48 and 49 Network Security, IT Security Management and Digital Forensics. This is a relatively new area that is much in-demand in industry currently.

In addition to the specialist skills you will obtain above, you will also learn about the wider, transferable skills that are becoming increasingly sought-after in today¿s jobs market in Unit 3 Employability and Professional Development

Technologies used will include
Ms Windows 2010, Cisco Netware
Ms Office 2010, Ms Project 2010
Visual Studio .Net

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wants to develop a professional  career in the IT industry.

What are the entry requirements?

2 A Levels including Computing/ICT or
OCN Access to IT/ Computing (minimum 45 level 3 points in relevant units)
BTEC National Diploma (Merit) or
(Mature Entry with preferably 2 years in the IT industry)
all subject to interview)

How is it assessed?

Both practical and written course work is assessed at the end of each unit. If you reach the required standard you will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction. You have the option to resubmit your work during the course to improve your grades.

You must achieve a minimum of 240 credits to be awarded the HND in Computing.
The assignments will include projects and practical work which will be drawn from relevant case studies

Start Dates: Please call 0208 507 7288 or email info@lctve.co.uk for dates
Course  & Qualification: Higher National Diploma in Computing
Duration:   2 year
Price: tba
Progression route Learners may progress onto the 3rd year top-up BSc (Hons) degree programme in Computing or Computer Science at University and/or direct employment in the various specialisations within this young and dynamic sector


On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses
  • Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding


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