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HNC/D Computing for England

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Mohammad Rahman

Programme Manager

HNC/D Computing for England level 4 and 5 qualification that aims to provide you, the student, with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enter into a Computing career. This is the first Pearson Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)

Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of HNC/D Computing for England  from Tyne Coast College.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years old and have one of the following:

BTEC  National Certificate/Diploma in Computing related studies.

NVQ Level 3 qualification in appropriate vocational area or A level equivalent. 

And you must have achieved GCSE Maths and English or equivalent Numeracy and Literacy qualifications at Level 2.

Applications are also welcome from mature students with relevant work experience. Contact us for further information.

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Tuition Fees:
£6,165 Per Year

You can choose to pay your tuition up-front or take out a tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England which currently defers payment until you start earning £25,000 per year.

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Modules are delivered using a range of assessments to develop your skills both academically and within the workplace. An example of the modules you will study are:

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Website Design and Development
  • Security
  • Strategic Information Systems

Within your first year you will study  3 units and in your second year you will study 4 units. One module will require you to work on a research project.

You will be taught by academics that have relevant industry experience and subject specialisms that will help support your learning journey.

When studying this course you will develop transferable, employable, organisational and  managerial skills such as;

  • Analysing and selecting information.
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Firewall and security skills.
  • Networking design skills.
  • Programming Language.
  • Cloud Computing skills.
  • Networking skills.
  • knowledge of operating systems.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

HNC/D Computing for England Qualification can also lead to progression from Higher Education, onto a relevant Top-Up Degree.

Provide you with the edge in the jobs market  and develop as professional and self-reflecting individuals to meet the demands of employers in the IT sector.

HNC/D Computing for England provides specialisation in network design and engineering. The programme could pursue you, the student into a variety of Career opportunities such as: 

  • Network/Database Designer
  • Network/Database Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Developer/Software Applications Developer
  • Interactive multimedia roles
  • IT support
  • IT consultancy
  • E-commerce

The course is structured around acquiring and developing the hands-on skills needed for specific careers in Computing. You'll be highly valued by employers. 

What’s included in your tuition fee?

By choosing to study at OLC you are making a big financial commitment. It’s important that you understand exactly what your fees cover and what additional costs you will need to budget for.


  • Lectures, seminars,tutorials and 121 support
  • Compulsory field trips
  • Access to specialist software and equipment (where relevant)
  • Healthcare uniforms (where relevant)
  • Occupational health check (where relevant)
  • Library
  • Computer access
  • Support and wellbeing services
  • Course administration
  • Graduation ceremony

* The availability of some of these items may be impacted by local and national social distancing restrictions placed on the College from time to time. As such, there may be times when we are unable to provide some or all of the services and facilities listed here.

Not included

  • Textbooks
  • Printing
  • Optional course activities
  • Optional field trips
  • Personal computer, laptop or tablet
  • Stationery
  • Attendance at conferences/festivals
  • Graduation gown hire and photography
  • Personal membership of professional bodies
  • Accommodation fees
  • Living expenses
  • Student immigration and visa costs
  • Optional conference/festival fees
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check (where relevant)
  • Travel expenses for work experience,placements and social events

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