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Level 4 HNC in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Development
Course Overview

This course is a specialist vocational programme which has been designed around professional requirements in the computing industry.  

As a mix of theory and practical skills to address the changing needs of the world of computing. You will have the opportunity to study industry flagship qualifications for networking professionals.

We will provide you with access to a fully equipped Hardware and Cyber Lab including a full supply of enterprise equipment. You will have access to simulators and virtual environments as well as being taught by fully qualified friendly lecturers. The course will also provide you with essential career development skills transferable to give you the best possible chance to enhance your existing career or start a new one.

It's a high quality and affordable option if you want to progress or start a career in computing.

Course Content
This course is suitable if you already have a Level 3 relevant qualification such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT or have industry experience.

Units include:
  • Professional Practice
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • database Design and Development
  • Security
  • Managing successful computing projects
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Website Design & development

You will also develop your transferable skills such as self-management, teamwork, problem solving and applying technology so that you can maximise your contribution at work, or prepare yourself for more advanced study at HND or degree level. The design of the course facilitates the progression to degree level study.
The course includes a visits to Bletchley Park.
Entry Requirements
Must be aged 18 or over
Hold a relevant Level 3 qualification and/or
Relevant work experience
Successful interview with course leader
GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above
For international students there is an ESOL requirement/IELTS score of 6 (minimum of 5.5 across every element).
The core units will be assessed through assignments, practical coursework, case studies, projects and presentations.
What does this course lead to?
After successfully completing this course, you can progress your career in many different branches of the sector, including network management or advanced technical support. You can also progress within higher education, by enrolling onto the second year of a relevant Degree programme.
How to Apply
Apply through the college's online application system at www.bcot.ac.uk