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Computing - Bedford

Bedford College Group
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Bedford
English
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Program description

This course will allow you to develop a range of specialist technical skills, enabling you to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. The programme will cover a broad range of computing topics that may be encountered in modern business. You will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff. By completing this course you will achieve an industry-recognised HND, which will enhance your career prospects and your employability. During the course you may also have the opportunity to gain additional professional IT qualifications with further study.

In the second year of your HND you will be able to choose from the following four pathways:

Specialist pathways

Network Engineering
Security
Applications Development

Non-specialist pathway

Computing: this pathway allows you to complete a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism.

The programme will help you to develop a sound understanding of the principles in your chosen field of study and you will learn how to apply these principles more widely. You will be able to perform effectively in your chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment.

The first year of the course will cover a broad-based overview of computing, which will allow you to develop wide-ranging skills and knowledge. The second year of the course covers a range of topics relevant to your chosen pathway:

Network Engineering
Security
Applications Development
Computing
You will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff.

You will be expected to attend College for a minimum of 16 hours per week: two full days, or a combination of days and evening sessions. Our computing courses are delivered in small groups, by lecturers with a wide range of industry backgrounds.

You will gain academic, technical and professional training, leading to the skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries, with the aim of gaining interesting and well paid employment, or possibly continuing your education to BSc (Hons) level after completing your HND.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

About this institute

Bedford College Group

Bedford and Tresham colleges formally merged on August 1st 2017 to form The Bedford College Group. The Bedford College Group includes Cauldwell Street campus, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, as well as Tresham’s Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough campuses and...


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Contact info

Bedford College Group

Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH Bedford


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