Programme Brief

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

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing and Systems Development (CSD) 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 and Systems Development allows direct entry into the University of Greenwich BSc. (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems.


  • 2 years in Full-Time mode; 3 years in Part-Time mode
  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

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

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.

Centre for Certified Professional Programmes (CCPP) Department:

Call: (868) 663-SBCS (7227) Ext. 1041-1044 to speak to our programme representatives.

Email: ccpp@sbcs.edu.tt for more details.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods

The Pearson BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development 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 16 compulsory units in order to complete the BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development programme.

Intake Information

New students are accepted into the BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development programme in September of every year for full-time and part-time classes.

 

 

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