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Computing And Systems Development

The Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) have been developed to focus on:

  • Providing education and training for a range of careers in computing
  • Providing opportunities for facilities managers to achieve a nationally recognized Level 4/Level 5 vocationally specific qualification
  • Providing opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognized, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in computing or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full-time degree in computing or a related area
  • Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of computing
  • Providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a computing context
  • Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Aims of the qualification

This qualification meets the needs of the above rationale by:
  • Equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the computing industry
  • Enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in computing or a related area
  • Providing opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts
  • Supporting individuals employed or entering employment in the computing industry
  • Developing the individual’s ability in the computing industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
  • Developing a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution to employment
  • Providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in computing.


Units offered include business skills for e-commerce, computer systems, emerging technologies, systems analysis and design, website design and IT management.
Level 4 HNC
This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for success in careers in computing and systems development. It provides a progression route to the HND in Computing and Systems Development or a progression path to a degree programme at university.

Computer Systems (CORE)
Employability and Professional Development (CORE)
Management of Projects
Multimedia Design
Networking Technologies
Programming in Java
Computer Games Design and Development
Emerging Technologies
Level 5 HND
This is a broad-based computing qualification that gives you a solid grounding in the principles of computer systems and computing. The course can lead you to a relevant BSc (Hons) computing degree at University


Business Skills for e-Commerce (CORE)
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (CORE)
Website Design
Website Management
Database Design Concepts
IT Security Management
Network Security
Networking Infrastructure

  • B.Sc ( Hons ) Computing
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • BA ( Hons ) Creative dig media
  • B.Engg ( Computer system Engg )
  • B.E ( Software Engg )
  • B.Sc ( Hons ) Business system
  • B.A ( Hons ) Computing Management
  • Degree in design and development of video games
  • B.Sc ( Hons ) computer network
  • B.A ( Hons ) Digital media/Marketing
  • B.Sc ( Hons ) I.T with digital media
  • Graphics and Visualisation