All units are 15 credits in value. The units on this programme have been designed from a complete set of skills and knowledge to provides many opportunities for further education or a career development.Year 1 of the course (General Pathway), covers the following units:1: Programming 2: Networking 3: Professional Practice 4: Database Design & Development 5: Security 15 46: Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set) 7: Software Development Lifecycles 13: Website Design & DevelopmentYear 2 of the course (General Pathway), covers the following units:16: Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)17: Business Process Support35: Systems Analysis & Design 39: Network Management 41: Database Management Systems45: Internet of Things 47: Emerging Technologies


The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows you to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.Once you have achieved the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, you can develop your career in the respective sector by:• entering employment• continuing existing employment• linking with the appropriate professional bodyor• studying at university.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the programme requires 32 UCAS tariff points with GCSE English grade 4.Applicants will need to provide evidence of concept art as well as games and animations they have produced in the past for entry onto the course.Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at a higher education level.Short-courses and relevant work experience may be considered.


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Computing HND (Year 1 of 2) (Level 5)FutureSkills at MediaCityUK25/09/202323/24

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