The course is divided into a number of core units that are designed to give you a broad overview of the subject area, together with a number of professional tracks which will provide you with the opportunity to specialise in one or more subject areas.
Building on previous knowledge and skills in Computing, the course is structured to provide opportunities across a broad academic and vocational base, progressively deepening learners’ knowledge.
Students undertake the following units to complete the HNC*:
- Programming (Core)
- Employability and Professional Development (Core)
- Networking (Core)
- Database Design and Development (Core)
- Security (Core)
- Managing a project (Core)
- Web Design and Development
- Software Development Lifecycles
There may also be an opportunity for you to research and experience emerging technologies such as:
- 3D printing
- Virtual Reality with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
- Unity Games Development
Assessments for the course may take a variety of forms, from the creation of products like websites, applications and networks, group work and presentations, to formal written assignments and reports.
*Please note that these modules may be subject to change from year to year, due to curriculum updating/sector changes/changes in delivery staff specialisms or awarding body requirements. See Course Terms and Conditions for more information.