hero banner image
  • Course Length

    24 months

  • Fees

    £6,000 per annum

  • Awarded By

    Pearson Education Ltd

  • UCAS codes

    • Course Code: C418
    • Institution Code: N34
    • Campus Code: N

HND Computing

Institute of Technology Course

About the course

If you have a flair for computer science and all that is digital and have completed A Levels, a Level 3 BTEC, or subject related work experience and excel with applied learning, then this dynamic, stimulating and engaging new programme is for you.

Aimed at computing and digital technology professionals or practitioners, of all ages, the programme focuses on the key components of cyber security, networking, digital strategy and software development.

Course content includes: Programming; Networking; Professional Practice; Database Design & Development; Security; Managing a Successful Computing Project; Research; Business Intelligence.

Students will have access to our state of the art computer suites on campus. This course is full-time studied over 24 months.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs incl. English, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken plus 48 UCAS points from at least one of the following:

  • 2 A Levels at grade A-D (one of which should be computing/IT related)
  • Vocational - Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject
  • Access Diploma - Level 3 Access Diploma in Computing

Mature applicants without formal academic qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader.

Where next?

Following completion of this course you can choose to 'top-up' to an honours degree at university or enter employment.

Example job roles:

  • Systems Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Web Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Trainer

Work experience and employability


What additional resources will I need?


Fees information

Tuition fees for 2021 entry: £7,500 per annum.

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.


For queries about the course, please contact: victorsoskin@swindon.ac.uk

If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing iot@newcollege.ac.uk

Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Responsive image
Responsive image
Responsive image
Responsive image