HND Applied Computing

Course Overview

(Subject to revalidation)

This is a two-year 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. 

Updated September 2020

Entry Requirements

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

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

Course Delivery

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

Year One, Level 4 modules:

  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Computer Architecture 
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Information Engineering
  • Internet Technologies and Security
  • Software Development

Year Two, Level 5 modules:

  • Routing and switching concepts
  • Application development
  • Database management systems
  • Enterprise and innovation group project
  • Project management and research methods
  • Web technologies

Progression Opportunities

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

Additional Information

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

Receive a £1000 College bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression)

UCAS code: 54GG

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 2020-21 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

Course deliverable in Welsh: