UCAS Code: COM1
Institution Code: H37
Campus Code: B (Broxbourne)
This course equips you with high level computing skills to work as a professional in industry. It is a diploma qualification that can also be used as the first two years of a Computing degree, enabling you to progress onto the final year of a BSc (Hons) at university.
What can I do next?
The tech industries are the fastest growing in the UK and the world, with huge employment opportunities. In 2019, the industry in the UK grew by 40% - six times faster than any other sector - and the UK led Europe for attracting investment in tech businesses. Companies of all types increasingly rely on skills such as coding, website development, cloud technologies, machine learning, data analytics and digital marketing to survive and thrive. As the demand for digital skills grows, so do the opportunities and financial rewards.
What will I be doing?
You will learn skills that equip you for industry, including in coding, software development, web development, app development, data analytics and the internet of things. Your lecturers' background in computer games design means that many of your units of learning will be presented to you within this context enabling you to develop your skills using stimulating resources.
For applicants with a more specific interest in games design, Hertford Regional College also offers a HND Games Design and Animation course at the Ware campus, enabling students to progress instead to a BA (Hons) degree.
Year One Modules
- Website Design and Development
- Cloud Fundamentals
- Cyber Security
- Big Data
- Software Development Lifecycles
- Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
- Innovation and Digital Transformation
Year Two Modules
- Business Intelligence
- Internet of Things
- Emerging Technologies
- Digital Sustainability
- Information Security Management in the Cloud
- Digital Technologies as a Catalyst for Change
- Advanced Rendering & Visualisation
- Pitching and Negotiating Skills
Our staff have a range of industry backgrounds and expertise to enrich your learning.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by the completion of coursework tasks, there are no examinations for this course. All units of learning are internally graded by your lecturers at Hertford Regional College, with the exception of one which is assessed externally by the Pearson awarding body.
48 UCAS points. Applications from mature students will be considered on a case by case basis.Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses can be made through UCAS. If you haven't started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to Hertford Regional College, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form and we will process a UCAS application on your behalf.
What do I need to bring?
Access to state-of-the-art computing equipment is available on the Broxbourne campus. It would be beneficial to your independent study to gain access out of hours to a computer with reasonably capable processor, RAM and graphics card specifications. Provision of additional equipment can be discussed further at enrolment.
£6165 per annum is the fee for HNDs at HRC in 2022/23. Full and part- time students are normally eligible for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. See https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance
There may be opportunities for trips and visits organised, these will be at an additional charge for the students.
These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change