This award is designed to offer candidates academic, technical and professional training leading to the skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries.
The award will allow you to develop an awareness of professional IT issues such as legal and ethical considerations
Within the course you will undertake studies in various fields of IT including:
Generell Application Skills
System Design Methodologies
Mode of Delivery
Each individual subject taught within the course will provide a mechanism for you to be assessed periodically. This is called on going assessment. For most of your subjects you will be required to undertake assignments at various stages of your learning. The collection of these assessment results will provide you with your final award.
At the end of your yearly studies you will be required to undertake a closed book exam which aims to reinforce your understanding of the knowledge base required to receive your award.
For any student that may find that they have not yet passed a certain assessment(s) there is an appeals procedure which you could utilize if you feel you have been unfairly treated in regards to assessment results.
The course will be delivered over a two year period covering 18 units in total. The following subjects will be taught over the 2 years:
* Information Technology Applications 1
* Introduction To Systems Development
* Computer Operating Systems 1
* Developing For The World Wide Web
* Project Management 1
* Professional Issues
* Publishing On The Internet
* Group Award 1
* Computer Architecture 1
* Working Within A Project Team
* Information Technology Applications 2
* Array Data Structures
* Introduction To SQL
* Introduction To Object Oriented Design
* Project Management 2
* Event Driven Programming
* Group Award 2
Progression This course will prepare you for progression to further study in Computing, Software Development, Software Engineering or a related discipline either through university, to degree level, or by undertaken further private studies.
The HND Computing course aims to equip you with the necessary skills required to follow a career within the computing field at a professional or junior managerial level. It is also aimed at those who wish to study computing at this level before undertaking a career in another field where such skills are subsidiary, but often very necessary.
The HND Computing: Software Development award will prepare you for employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a software development role.