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Qualification:
 
Starts:
13/09/2017 
Ends:
16/05/2018 
Weeks:
33 
Days:
Wed 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Information Technology & Computing 
UCAS Code:
4R2Q 
Course Code:
CFHSD1A 
 
Entry Requirements
  • 2 A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma in a relevant subject
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or a Level 2 equivalent)

Please note that mature students with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
 
 

HNC Computer & Systems Development

This HNC course has been developed to enhance your computer skills to meet the demands of business needs in support of the economic growth and computing skills gaps in the Sheffield City Region; providing a crucial service to businesses and organisations with systems support and computer specialists. This course will suit you if you wish to gain a solid understanding of the skills & knowledge to be successful in the computing industry / develop your existing skills and knowledge of computing technologies and get an introduction to more progressive techniques to an advanced level.


About the Course

This course provides opportunities for full time learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific Level 4/5 qualification to enter employment within these industries at supervisory or management level; or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full time degree in computer science or a related subject area. The course is also suitable for people already employed part time within computing sector, wishing to develop their skills further.


The course provides opportunities for you to concentrate on the development of higher-level skills in a computational context and how the different computer disciplines are used in a business environment.

This qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the computer industry. The course enables progression to a top up to a Diploma (HND) or undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in related areas. The course also provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts.

This course will suit you if you wish to gain a solid understanding of the skills & knowledge to be successful in the computing industry / develop your existing skills and knowledge of computing technologies and get an introduction to more progressive techniques to an advanced level. 

You will study key areas of computing such as the concepts of PHP, SQL server scripting, HTML5, CSS3, Windows Servers, Object Oriented Programming, .NET programming, JavaScript and Microsoft Access. 

Learners should be able to demonstrate dedication and a passion for the computing industry in order to succeed on this course.


Key Units

  • Business Skills and E-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Application Development & Server Scripting
  • Programming in Java
  • Programming in .net
  • Networking Infrastructure & Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Game Design & Programming



Entry Requirements

  • 2 A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma in a relevant subject
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or a Level 2 equivalent)

Please note that mature students with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis.


Assessment

  • Presentations
  • Written reports
  • Practical Assessments (using hardware and software)


Where does this Lead

You may choose to continue your qualification by studying for the Diploma (HND) in Computing Systems & Development. Alternatively, you could undertake a Higher Apprenticeship within the computing industry.


Future Opportunities

Successful completion of this course could lead to employment at junior level within many areas of the computing industry.


Possible employment areas could include:
  • Network Administrator
  • Helpdesk Support
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Project Manager
  • Web Developer


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Staff Expertise

Our tutors have industry experience and will support you to achieve the relevant skills for your chosen career path. This course will enable you to undertake relevant work based activities and projects through assessment scenarios in order to explore issues and challenges that are specific to the computing industry.

IT Package Contribution
Subject to eligibility, Higher Education students will receive up to £500 towards an appropriate IT bundle (such as a laptop) in order to assist with your academic studies. Further details about this scheme can be found here.

How to Apply
Please note that applications for this course should be made via UCAS.
Course Application Code: I1J4
College Institution Code: S22

Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further queries, please email course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk or heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk; leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in, together with a brief summary of your query.

Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600. 


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