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Start date: 01/09/2017 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Qualifications: HNC/HND
Code: FHL40DDC
Cost: N/A

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Filton Avenue
Filton
Bristol
BS34 7AT

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HNC/HND Computing and Systems Development

Higher Education

Computing, Degree Overview Event
Degree Open Event 7th October 2017 10-12.30 pm and 9th June 2018 10.00-12.30 pm

To reserve your place(s) please email:highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk
(personal tours can be arranged at dates to suit)

Summary

Computer jobs are forecast to grow almost twice the UK average. The effective use of computer technology can transform a business, providing innovative and valuable solutions. To be a part of this industry, you will need robust computing skills. At SGS, through taught lessons and practical classes, we deliver a programme of study to provide the technical skills and underlying theory for you to become part of this growing profession. The course offers students good knowledge in computing principals, with particular reference to the analysis, design and implementation of computer applications in a business context.

The course is designed to enable learners to develop system design skills and programming skills appropriate to business. For example, .NET, PHP and SQL. Having a greater understanding of Information Systems will really give you the edge in whatever line of work you are in or want to pursue. This qualification is the equivalent of the first 2 years of a degree and you will have the opportunity to top up at a university of your choice.

What will I study?

As an example, modules could include: Year 1

  • Business skills for e-Commerce*+
  • Computer systems*+
  • Employability and professional development*+
  • Office solution development
  • Mathematics for software development
  • Database design concepts
  • E-Commerce technologies
  • Research skills

Year 2

  • Project design, implementation and evaluation*+
  • Data structure and algorithms
  • Computer games design and development
  • Programming in .NET
  • Web application development
  • Information systems in organisations
  • Internet server manager
  • Work-based experience*

*Compulsory units which must be completed by all students on the HNC pathway

+Compulsory units which must be completed by all students on the HND pathway.

Work experince

Work experience will be required during the course. Ideally at an IT firm for 30 hours over the duration of the first year, with another 30 hours during the second year.

What do I need to join?

Students must be aged 18 and above, with 56 UCAS points in an appropriate subject or a BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners. Students should have GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (grade C) and above. Prior learning achievements will be considered and mature applicants with appropriate professional experience may be accepted at our discretion.

Offers are subject to a successful interview. If you are interested in this course, please email highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk for more information.

How will I learn?

At SGS, through taught lessons and practical classes, we deliver a programme of study to provide the technical skills and underlying theory to become part of this growing profession.

How will I know how I am doing?

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, professional and supportive team with an extensive range of industry experience. We will support you as an individual and believe in maximising every student's potential.

What can I do next?

This qualification is the equivalent of the first 2 years of a degree and you will have the opportunity to top up at a university of your choice.

Location

Filton Campus.

Dates & Costs

HNC/HND Computing and Systems Development

Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: HNC/HND
Code: FHL40DDC
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.



Start End Time Campus
01/09/2017 31/07/2019 9am - 4.40pm SGS Filton