UKCBC Computing HND

Course Overview

Modern businesses are built around sophisticated computing systems and networks. Talented, confident IT specialists are needed to keep these businesses operating. If you’re interested in learning the practical core skills necessary to succeed as an IT professional, the BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing is for you. The new HND in Computing (starting September 2017) has been developed to prepare students for many of the tasks and issues they might face as an IT professional. The course also looks to future trends in preparation for the changes that may affect this fast-moving industry.

Studying the BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing with the UKCBC enables you to become capable of complete system management, software development, the installation of IT networks, and much more. The array of specialist modules and practical experience means you will become familiar with the working practices and learn the key skills necessary to succeed in your future career.

Please see below for more information about the course:

Course Details
TitlePearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing
Awarding BodyPearson
LevelRQF Level 5
AgeAt least 18 years
Duration2 Years
Guided Learning Hours960 hrs
IntakeFebruary, May & September
CampusesWentworth House and Holborn

Entry Requirements:

The criteria to join the BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing qualification has been set to welcome students from a broad range of backgrounds. There are, however, certain requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • BTEC Level 3 Qualification in a related subject area
  • GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject. This is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
  • Other related Level 3 Qualification
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate, or
  • Related work experience
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to: IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections


The BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing is divided into core and optional modules. To complete the HND course successfully, you must achieve a minimum of 210 credits over the two-year study period (consisting of at least 105 credits within each year).

You will study the following units:

    LEVEL 4

  • Module 1: Programming (15 credits)
  • Module 2: Networking (15 credits)
  • Module 3: Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Module 4: Database Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Module 5: Security (15 credits)
  • Module 6: Managing a Successful Computing Project (15 credits)
  • Module 8: Computer Systems Architecture (15 credits)
  • Module 10: Website Design and Development (15 credits)

  • LEVEL 5

  • Unit 13: Computing Research Project (30 credits)
  • Unit 14: Business Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Unit 28: Prototyping (15 credits)
  • Unit 34: System Analysis and Design (15 credits)
  • Unit 37: Architecture (15 credits)
  • Unit 38: Database Management Systems (15 credits)
  • Unit 40: User Experience and Interface Design (15 credits)


Students studying during the day are required to attend two full days of study per week: Monday to Saturday. The days of study vary and can be discussed following application. Students studying in the evening are required to attend four evenings per week: Monday to Thursday. The mode of delivery is the same across all campuses. In addition, students are also required to attend professional development sessions which aim to develop their academic, study and language skills to support their progress on the course.

How you will learn

Whilst studying on this course you will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, practical sessions, workshops and lectures by guest speakers. You may also reflect on your own experiences accumulated in work.


Assessments are undertaken in various ways, such as delivering presentations, writing assignments, analysing case studies, completing portfolios of evidence, or writing reports. There are no formal examinations required for this course.

During your course of study, we help you develop the practical and managerial skills required to work in the IT and computing sectors. You will also gain transferable skills such as team work, research skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

You will be required to supplement the classroom based education with independent study in the form of research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance throughout the study period.

Where could this course take you?

Once you have successfully completed the course, you can convert your HND into a full bachelor’s degree by taking a one-year top-up programme at various institutions around the UK. Alternatively, you could choose to seek employment within your chosen industry.

This course is also offered in partnership with New City College. Students may be admitted to this course through New City College which will be determined at the Admissions stage.
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£12,300.00
Awarding Body Registration Fees**Additional awarding body registration fees may apply

*UK/EU students are eligible to apply for funding via the Student Loans Company.

**Students are required to register with the Awarding Body within 4 weeks of enrolment.

UKCBC is accredited by Student Finance England, and students applying for this HND Course may be applicable for tuition funding. Call us today and speak with one of our representatives for further details.