Computing & IT
HNC Computing for England
What Will I Learn
Learners pursuing the HNC qualification will complete eight fixed level 4 modules. All of these have a 15-credit value and are listed below:
Database design & Development
Planning a Computing Project
Website Design & Development
Software Development Life Cycles
Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically in line with student and stakeholder feedback, awarding body changes, or to reflect developments in the discipline. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook.
The lecturing team consist of highly qualified and experienced HE lecturers who are dedicated to ensuring students success through effective curriculum delivery and pastoral support. Most of the current lecturers have had relevant industry experience in IT.
Teaching Learning and Assessment
Learners benefit from a combination of tutor-led sessions, lectures, seminars, group discussions and research, visiting speakers, practical activities and online materials via virtual learning environments. Learners also have additional support sessions with their personal tutor. In addition to these, learners are expected to dedicate some time to individual research and self-study outside the timetabled sessions. As expected of all higher education programmes, learners’ individual engagement with the programme contents is very important for successful completion and achieving high grades in the programme.
There may be some voluntary educational visits to seminars and IT Expositions outside the College campus. Students are expected to fund their own transportation to such events if they wish to attend.
For information about tuition fees, please refer to the YCUC Tuition Fees List and the YCUC Higher Education Fees Policy, available in the Policies & Reports area of the College website.
How Will I Be Assessed
The programme uses different types of formative assessments to test and prepare learners for the summative (graded) assessments. There are usually two summative assessments designed to cover all Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) for each module. The assessment tasks usually require students to produce coursework which may include written reports, presentations, practical implementation of IT systems etc. Each module is second-marked and graded as either Refer, Pass, Merit or Distinction. We aim to provide learners with written feedback within 15 working days of their assessment submission deadlines.
Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) without formal qualification would be considered based on other qualifying criteria (e.g. work experience) Applicants that have achieved a relevant HE qualification (e.g. FdSc or HNC/D) or required credit value at another higher education programme may be considered for entry. All applicants will be invited to an admission interview before an offer is made.
How To Apply
To study full-time, please apply through UCAS:
Institute name: YEOV
Institute code: Y25
HNC Course code: YCCP
For the part-time route, please apply directly to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling: 01935 845454 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org