Computing & IT
HND Computing for England - Application Development & Testing
Successful completion of this programme leads to the award of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing for England HTQ- with specialism in Application Development and Testing. This programme is an industry recognised, stand-alone level 5 qualification which is the equivalent of completing the second year of a University degree programme. Students who achieve this HND Computing qualification can either progress directly into IT related employment or continue onto our one-year bachelor's degree Top-Up programme.
What Will I Learn
Learners pursuing the HND qualification will complete eight modules at Level 4 in their first year, and then seven modules at Level 5 in the second year.
Year 1 Modules
Database Design & Development
Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set)
Software Development Lifecycles
Website Design & Development
Year 2 Modules
Computing Research Project
Business Process Support
Application Programming Interfaces
Risk Analysis & Systems Testing
Note: 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 consists of highly qualified and experienced practitioners 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 and they are educated to at least Masters’ level in Computer Science disciplines.
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 VLE. 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 HE programmes, learners individual engagement with the programme contents is very important for successful completion and achieving high grades in the programme.
We are a Cisco Academy, Microsoft Academy, Juniper Academy and Unity Academy. We use our academy status to enrich the curriculum by injecting vendor qualifications into our programme delivery. Students are encouraged to complete industry-recognised vendor certifications during their programme of study (e.g. Juniper JNCIA, Cisco Security, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Azure, MTA, MCSA etc.).
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 at https://www.yeovil.ac.uk/policies-reports
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 the 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.
How To Apply
Institute name: YEOV
Institute code: Y25
HND Course code: YDCA
For the part-time route, please apply directly to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling: 01935 845454 or emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org