HND Computing & System Development

Elevate your expertise in computing with our Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) program, designed to develop industry ready skills. This innovative course offers a comprehensive exploration of key computing disciplines, ensuring you are well-prepared for success in today's technology-driven business landscape.

Join our HNC/D in Computing program and embark on a transformative learning experience that integrates cutting-edge technology with a keen understanding of business dynamics, positioning you for success in today's technology-driven business landscape.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 5

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)



4.7 out of 5 student feedback rating


Options Course Code Starts Ends Days Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 12000y1 23/09/24 19/06/26 Various £5950 £9000

What will I study?

Key Topics Covered:

Software Development: Immerse yourself in the art and science of software development, cultivating skills in programming languages, software design principles, and agile methodologies. Learn to develop business-oriented software solutions that align with industry standards.

Full Stack Web Development: Master the entire web development stack, from front-end technologies to back-end systems. Understand how to create dynamic, responsive web applications that cater to business needs, incorporating user experience and functionality.

Network Security: Explore the critical realm of network security with a focus on safeguarding business data and operations. Acquire skills in encryption, authentication, and intrusion detection to protect networks, systems, and applications from cyber threats.

Database Systems: Dive into the foundations of database management systems, learning to design, implement, and optimize databases to support business processes. Acquire expertise in SQL and NoSQL databases, ensuring data management aligns with business objectives.

Business Applications of Computing: Bridge the gap between technology and business strategy by understanding how computing solutions contribute to organizational success. Explore the integration of computing tools in business processes, decision-making, and resource optimization.

Course Highlights:

Hands-On Projects: Engage in real-world projects that simulate business scenarios, providing practical experience and enhancing your ability to develop technology solutions aligned with business needs.

Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Stay ahead of the curve with a curriculum crafted in collaboration with industry experts. Gain insights into how computing innovations impact business competitiveness and adaptability.

Expert Tutors: Learn from experienced instructors who bring a blend of technological expertise and business insight. Benefit from practical guidance on how to navigate the intersection of technology and business.

Career Development Support: Access career development resources tailored to the intersection of technology and business, including workshops, networking opportunities, and job placement assistance.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed the HND you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either; start your career in a number of IT technician roles or continue with your studies and top-up your qualification with the full BSc Honours on our BSc (Hons) Computing and Systems Development course.