Course Overview

A high proportion of modern workplaces are built around computer networks and a business infrastructure requiring high levels of technical knowledge. Entering such a working environment demands expertise in a number of core skills. Thankfully, the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development provides the perfect foundation that will enable you to become a sought-after asset in the IT and computing sectors.

Studying the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development with the UKCBC enables students to become capable of complete system management, software development, the installation of IT networks, and much more. The array of specialist modules and practical work placements mean you will become accustomed to 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 Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) (500/8253/X)
Awarding BodyPearson
LevelQCF Level 5
AgeAt least 18 years
Duration2 Years
Guided Learning Hours960 hrs
IntakeFebruary, May & September
CampusesWentworth House, Lords House, Park Royal, Cricklewood and Holborn

Entry Requirements:

The criteria to join the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development qualification has been designed to welcome students from different 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
  • 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 Diploma in Computing and Systems Development is divided into core and optional modules. In order to complete the HND course successfully, it is required that you achieve a total of 240 credits over the two-year study period.

You will study the following units:

  • Unit 1: Business Skills and e-Commerce (15 credits) – Y/601/1244
  • Unit 2: Computer Systems (15 credits) – L/601/0466
  • Unit 3: Employability and Professional Development (15 credits) – M/601/1251
  • Unit 4: Project Design Implementation and Evaluation (20 credits) – L/601/0995
  • Unit 9: Systems Analysis and Design (15 credits) – K/601/1281
  • Unit 14: Website Design (15 credits) – J/601/1286
  • Unit 17: Database Design Concepts (15 credits) – R/601/0447
  • Unit 24: Networking Technologies (15 credits) – M/601/0472
  • Unit 29: e-Commerce Strategy (15 credits) – T/601/1994
  • Unit 30: Information Systems in Organisations (15 credits) – M/601/1444
  • Unit 33: Data Analysis and Design (15 credits) – H/601/1991
  • Unit 35: Web Applications Development (15 credits) – K/601/1510
  • Unit 37: Digital Image Creation and Development (15 credits) – Y/601/6721
  • Unit 44: Local Area Networking Technologies (15 credits) – L/601/1547
  • Unit 50: Work-based Experience (15 credits) – D/601/0998
  • Unit 51: Computer Systems Architecture (10 credits) – J/601/2003


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 and attainment on their chosen 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 take part in a work experience placement during your studies.


Assessment is undertaken in many different ways, such as delivering a presentation, writing an assignment, analysing a case study, completing a portfolio of evidence, or writing reports. There are no formal examinations required for this course.

During your course of study we enable you to develop the practical and managerial skills required for working in the IT and computing sectors. Whilst also further developing the transferable skills such as; team work, research skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills, which are required in all workplaces.

You will be required to do work in your own time, completing 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 degree by taking a one year top-up programme at a University or alternatively you could choose to seek employment within your chosen industry.

Course Fees
Tuition Fees£12000.00
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.