Programme Brief

Acquire an honours degree in Computing via the Pearson BTEC HND in Computing route.

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (RQF) 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.

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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.  

It comprises 15 units; 12 core, and 3 electives specific to your chosen specialism (Application Development, Security and Network Engineering). Successful completion of the HND in Computing allows direct entry into the University of Greenwich BSc. (Hons) in Computing.

Upon completion of that baccalaureate qualification, you can progress on to the University of Greenwich MSc. Operational Cyber Security.

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Related Courses:

  • 2 years in Full-Time mode
  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

To be eligible for entry to the BTEC HND Computing, you must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Matriculation to the Higher National Diploma in Computing; Diploma in Computing OR
  • Two (2) A’ Levels / CAPE equivalent OR
  • ABE Certificate /Diploma (Level 4) (BM or MIS) OR
  • 21 years and over with four (4) O’ Levels including English and two (2) years relevant work experience.

Students will also be required to attend pre-requisite courses before commencing the BTEC HND programme.

Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

New Students

All new students are required to attend a compulsory prerequisite semester at the start of the programme. This semester is designed to prepare individuals for the Higher National Diploma and to give an idea of what to expect within the BTEC programme.

This registration fee with Pearson is valid for a 5-year period.

In order to register, you must first proceed to the Centre for Certified Professional Programmes (CCPP) Department for verification of your entry qualifications before any payments or actual registration can be done. You must provide evidence of your entry qualifications by presenting:

  • Original certificates along with 2 copies.
  • A Job Letter (mature entry route) and original CXC Certificates or any other academic qualifications.

If your entry qualifications are satisfactory you would then be issued a Student Enrollment Ticket when registering.

To complete your registration process you would then visit our Academic and Advisory Centre where you will be given an SBCS Registration Form (for registration with SBCS) to complete.

Contact us for further details on the programme as well as for information on our flexible payment plans.

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Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods

The Pearson BTEC HND in Computing programme is taught using a blended approach of practical industry relevant experiences and academics. The course delivery includes lectures (inclusive of tutorials), in-class and online discussions, case study discussions, lab work, research work, group work, among others. All students will be guided at every step towards achieving their goals.

Students will be assessed using written assignments/reports and presentations; both individual and group.

Learning Outcomes

This BTEC qualification gives the specialist knowledge, skills, and confidence in the fields of Computing and Information Technology, allowing learners to make an impact in the modern workplace.

Programme Structure

Students have to successfully complete three (3) prerequisite courses and all 15 compulsory units in order to complete the BTEC HND in Computing programme.

Intake Information

New students are accepted into the BTEC HND in Computing programme in September of every year for full-time (Champs Fleurs & San Fernando campuses) and part-time classes (Champs Fleurs campus, only).





All information provided is subject to change without prior notice. Please contact Course Administration for any clarification.