Computing (Software Engineering), BTEC Higher National Diploma (HTQ)
Computing (Software Engineering), BTEC Higher National Diploma (HTQ)
Computing (Software Engineering), BTEC Higher National Diploma (HTQ)
Computing (Software Engineering), BTEC Higher National Diploma (HTQ)

Get the skills and qualifications that employers need. Start a higher technical qualification and upskill alongside work.

The Higher National Diploma in Computing (Software Engineer) is an industry recognised Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ), designed to meet the needs of employers. Start a HTQ and upskill alongside work, leading to a career in digital as a Software Developer.

This Bristol-based course is mapped to Software Developer Occupational Standards and can be studied part time (1 day per week over 4 years) or full time (2 days per week over 2 years).

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (2 days a week)
Part-time: 4 Years (1 day per week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Bristol
Course codes:
Institution: To be confirmed
Course: To be confirmed
Campus: Bristol
Course fees:
Full-time: £6,950 per year
Part-time - £3,475 per year

Click here to apply for this course part time

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Progress directly into employment on completion or “top-up” your qualification to a full honours degree by studying an additional year through UCW to lead you to higher level employment.

Programme aims: 

The aims of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing are:

  • to equip you with computing skills, knowledge and understanding in order to achieve high performance in the global computing environment
  • to provide education and training for a range of careers in computing, including network engineering, software engineering, data analytics, security, intelligent systems, applications development and testing
  • to provide insight and understanding of international computing operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace
  • to give you knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values
  • to give you opportunities to enter or progress in employment in computing, or to progress to higher education qualifications such as an honours degree in computing or a related area
  • to provide opportunities you with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways by achieving an internationally recognised professional qualification
  • to provide opportunities for you to achieve vendor accredited certifications
  • to allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs
  • to offer a balance of employability skills and the knowledge that is essential for you with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.

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Sean Shearing
Programme Coordinator - Degree Apprenticeships Computing

Sean is the primary software lecturer at UCW. He graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Computing. After graduating he went on to work as a Software Developer Specialising in the C# and ASP.Net applications. He has also worked with a number of companies requiring Penetration Testing, Mobile Application Development and Desktop Application Development using a variety of languages and working with large teams of Developers. After four years working in the sector, Sean opted for a career change, and brings his industry experience into the class room to prepare students for the world of work.
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Jason Hill
Curriculum Coordinator - Computing

Jason graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Applied Computing and then went on to form his own business, Logical View Solutions, where he delivered marketing and web development projects for a number of prestigious clients. After a successful spell in industry, Jason turned to education and has been lecturing at UCW for almost a decade. Jason is also responsible for our World Skills success in Website Development, teaching and coaching learners through the competition process at a national level.
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Ben Hobbs
Lecturer - Computing

Ben earned a First Class Honours degree in Applied Computing ay UCW before taking up his teaching role and also has a background in student mentoring. He used his IT skills to help students at the Music Makers Academy record songs and set up concerts, and is particularly interested in computer animation, website development and software development.
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      Sean Shearing
      Programme Coordinator - Degree Apprenticeships Computing

      Sean is the primary software lecturer at UCW. He graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Computing. After graduating he went on to work as a Software Developer Specialising in the C# and ASP.Net applications. He has also worked with a number of companies requiring Penetration Testing, Mobile Application Development and Desktop Application Development using a variety of languages and working with large teams of Developers. After four years working in the sector, Sean opted for a career change, and brings his industry experience into the class room to prepare students for the world of work.
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      Jason Hill
      Curriculum Coordinator - Computing

      Jason graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Applied Computing and then went on to form his own business, Logical View Solutions, where he delivered marketing and web development projects for a number of prestigious clients. After a successful spell in industry, Jason turned to education and has been lecturing at UCW for almost a decade. Jason is also responsible for our World Skills success in Website Development, teaching and coaching learners through the competition process at a national level.
      Student - Ben Hobbss image
      Ben Hobbs
      Lecturer - Computing

      Ben earned a First Class Honours degree in Applied Computing ay UCW before taking up his teaching role and also has a background in student mentoring. He used his IT skills to help students at the Music Makers Academy record songs and set up concerts, and is particularly interested in computer animation, website development and software development.
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