Computing and Systems Development The programme: Year 1: •Business Skills for e-Commerce •Computer Systems •Employability and Professional Development •Systems Analysis and Design •Website Design •Database Design Concepts •Procedural Programming •Event Driven Programming •Solutions •Year 2: •Project •E-commerce strategy •Quality systems •Data analysis and design •Web applications development •Digital image creation and development •Local area network technology •Network security The College has a theory room, a computer build/fault finding room (with a A+ capacity), four practical computer rooms and a CISCO computer laboratory. Delivery of programme 1. Teaching and Learning Sessions Within these sessions delivered content from seminars will be expanded upon, enabling you to explore content and further your knowledge through discussion, research and idea generation. The sessions will be used as supervised learning and guidance from a lecturer will be provided. 2. Practical Workshops Within these sessions you will be expected to work autonomously on your current theoretical and practical work. 3. Seminars Within these sessions lecture based material will be presented and explained by a subject specialist lecturer. 4. Independent Study Throughout the programme you will be required to be self-led and actively engage in independent study in order to progress at a high level. Guidance will be provided by the subject specialist; however a distinct amount of effort and time will be expected in addition to timetabled lessons. 5. Blended Learning Some content within certain modules will be delivered through on-line content enabling you to study at a time and in a location of their choosing. These modules will be supported with regular tutorial sessions so that lecturers can assist individually with the learning activities. 6. Personal Tutors and Personal Development Planning You will be encouraged to meet regularly with a personal tutor in order to make sure of your welfare and progression during your time on the programme. You will have at least one individual tutorial appointment arranged in each half-term period. 7. Employability/Career/Progression Preparation The Employability and Professional Development (EPD) module is intended to heighten awareness of the need to develop life-skills as well as the academic skills needed to enhance future prospects in work and education. Feedback has been sought from local business representatives to keep programme content and assignments abreast of current trends and needs in industry. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning experience and to collaborate with colleagues in a professional and meaningful way.
The HND Computing & Systems Development qualification is assessed entirely by means of coursework. To achieve the qualification, ALL (16) units must be passed. A minimum of a pass in eight modules per year (or equivalent credit value) must be achieved before you can be awarded the HND.
Feedback on programme All assessed work will be returned to you within an agreed timescale, accompanied by a completed feedback sheet; praising the positive, indicating areas for improvement and setting realistic and achievable goals. All assessed work is subject to moderation. All students will have a sample of their work moderated and regarded by a second marker throughout their studies. To ensure the grades issued are in-line with the academic standards set out by the awarding body, your work will also be subject to further moderation and quality checks by an external examiner.
Once you have completed the course you can progress to the second or final year of a degree course or direct employment as a computing/I.T. professional.
Award: HND Professional Qualification 2 Years Full Time Taught in English