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Applied Computing HND

Level 5
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


Awarding body: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

This is a full time course for students who want experience a wide range of Computing and IT Skills that are widely used in Industry.

Students should have a keen interest in Computing/IT and want to keep up with emerging technologies and understand where they are important to a company’s business model. Successful students can progress from the programme direct into the final year of BSc Computing related degree at UWTSD.

The course covers modules that identifies the skill shortage within IT/Computing, that include: academic and employability skills for HE students, computer architecture and networks, software development, information engineering, data analysis and visualisation, internet technologies and security, routing and switching concepts, application development, database management systems, web technologies, project management and research methods and - for those students who are interested in setting up and running their own business - there is an enterprise / innovation module.

The programme is delivered through lectures, case studies, practical demonstrations and tutorials. 

Key information

Entry Criteria:

UCAS Tariff - 48 points

A level - DD/EEE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - PPP 

Access to HE Diploma - Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma - MP

Please note that subjects at A Level, Pearson BTEC (National Diploma/Extended Diploma) or Access to HE should/may include ICT, Computing  or similar. However, other relevant qualifications would be considered subject to interview and relevant academic experience. Mature student who have relevant experience and do not have the formal entry requirements will also be considered and will be subject to interview. Students are expected to have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or higher.

Assessment is through exams, practical tests and assignments which apply to relevant case studies.

Year One, Level 4 modules:

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Introduction to Web and Database Concepts
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Network and Cyber Security Essentials
  • Software Development.

Year Two, Level 5 modules:

  • Advanced Networking
  • Enterprise and Innovation Group Project
  • Databases and Application Development
  • Data Security and Compliance
  • Network Operating Systems and Services
  • Web and Mobile Technologies.

On completion, students can progress to the final year of the BSc(Hons) coursein Computing with University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD).

How to apply?

You will need to apply via UCAS (UCAS code is I358)

Click here to apply

Accreditation of Prior learning

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found at Academic Office | UWTSD

Fees for this course are £9,000 per year. Further information for Wales:

Receive a £1,000 College bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression)

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • Travel to and from college, or placement
  • Photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • Printing and binding
  • Gowns for graduation ceremonies.

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.