Course Brief

A prototype is a first or early sample, model or demonstration version of a concept, design or idea used to test functionality and gather feedback. The objective of prototyping is to build a functional and demonstrable version of a concept and use this version to evaluate different aspects of the concept with end users. A prototype may test a single or multiple facets of a concept and can range in functionality from very basic design mock-ups to fully functional features within complex software applications.

This unit introduces students to the role, basic concepts, and benefits of prototyping in the design and development process of software applications. The aim of this unit is to enhance a student’s understanding of the methodology, terminology, and benefits of prototyping in the design and development of secure software applications.


  • This course is offered in 50 contact hours.

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Explore forms of prototypes appropriate for various functionality and end user testing requirements.
  • Plan a prototype for specific target end users and planned tests.
  • Develop multiple iterations of the prototype using appropriate tools.
  • Evaluate user feedback and test results from multiple iterations of the prototype and end user testing.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
    Acquire an honours degree in Computing via the Pearson BTEC HND in Computing route.

    The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing is a wide-ranging computing qualification that equips learners with relevant, foundational knowledge and skills in computing and information systems. It is suited to those desirous of pursuing careers in the IT sector, such as systems analysts, software engineers and developers, information system design and management, and IT maintenance and technical services areas, to name a few.  

    This Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification is recognised as an accepted route onto the later stages of a number of UK and foreign university qualifications.  

    Successful completion of the HND in Computing allows direct entry into the University of Greenwich BSc. (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems.