HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development


In Newtownabbey and Ballymena

Price on request


  • Duration

    2 Years



Start date

Ballymena (County Antrim)
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Trostan Avenue Building, BT43 7BN

Start date

On request
Newtownabbey (County Antrim)
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400 Shore Road, BT37 9RS

Start date

On request

About this course

Applicants must have a BTEC Award in Computer Hardware/Networking or one A-Level or a BTEC Certificate/Diploma. Students who do not have the required entry qualifications but have experience in this area should contact the course tutor.

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Course programme

Awarding Body
Entry Requirements
2 points at A2-Level or equivalent, or National Diploma, or other relevant
industrial experience.

Course Content
Course content includes:
• Web Development – ASP.NET,
VB.NET, Dreamweaver, Flash
• Programming – VB.NET
• Database Design
and Maintenance
• Computer Systems
• System Analysis
• Project Management
• Software Installations
and Updating
Subject options may vary depending on campus.

Course Aims
To produce successful students who have an appropriate understanding of the tools and techniques used within the interactive computing industry
and the skills required to apply them.

Special Features
Teaching is practical based thus enabling the student to develop skills
and underpinning knowledge. Case studies are based around computing
and interactive media scenarios. Industry standard software and
hardware are used to develop realistic products.
• Microsoft Industry
Standard Software
• Professional techniques
• Video demos of
teaching materials
• A dedicated Computing
Web Server.
• Selected specialist software used
on the course is available free.

Assessment Methods

Assignments, written assessments, case studies and projects.

The BTEC Higher National Certificate is a Level 4 NQF qualification.

Progression Routes
Students who complete the qualification can progress to an Honours Degree at a University. Your level of training will be such that you
will be equipped to enter Support, Web Development, Programming,
or general computing sectors.

HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development

Price on request