Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing and Systems Development (EDEXCEL UK)
Acquire a BSc Honours Degree via the EDEXCEL HND in Computing (ABE - CIS) pathway:
Edexcel offers a professional qualification which is an accepted entry route to the Final Year of the BSc. (Hons) Computing and Information Systems from the University of Greenwich.
Edexcel operates in over 110 countries, offering the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications, with more than two million people studying for qualifications in over 7000 centers annually. Edexcel is the largest International awarding body approved by the UK government. These qualifications are becoming ever more important in today's fast-moving world. Employers are recruiting staff with additional skills who can contribute to the workplace in a meaningful way. An Edexcel qualification provides that stepping stone to the workplace.
For those interested in proceeding on to professional technical training, then SBCS offers a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized IT training programmes including:
- BlackBerry Application Development,
- A+ ( Computer Repairs Technician),
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI),
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).
For more information, please refer to our link Centre for Information Technology and Engineering.
Rules of Progression
Students applying for the BTEC HND in Computing (General) must satisfy one of the following requirements.
- CXC (4 O' levels including Maths & English) graduates with ABE BIS/BM Certificate,
- Cape/A-level graduates,
- 21 years and over with relevant working experience.
BTEC qualifications give the specialist knowledge, skills and confidence in the field of Computing to make an impact in the modern workplace. This programme is taught using a blended approach of practical industry relevant experiences and academics.
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
The BTEC HND in Computing (General) Programme is 100% GATE approved. Students applying for GATE must satisfy one of the listed entry requirements.
Will be required to bring originals as well as copies of their CXC/GCE/CAPE certificates, job letters and any other proof of entry requirements.
Must show proof of attempting the previous papers that were funded by GATE.
Duration Of Programme
The programme can be completed in two years.
1 Computer Platforms (H1)
2 Systems Analysis (H2)
3 Programming Concepts ( H1)
4 Database Design Concepts (H1)
5 Networking Concepts (H1)
6 Personal Skills Development (H1)
Specialist Core Units (Compulsory)
8 Information Systems Project (H2)
16 Information Systems (H2)
Specialist Core Units (Electives)
12 Networking Technology (H2)
17 MS Office Solution Development (H2)
18 Multimedia Design and Authoring (H1)
19 Website Design (H1)
20 Internet Server Management (H2)
22 Human Computer Interface (H1)
23 Project Management (H2)
24 E-business strategy (H2)
At H1 level the emphasis is on the application of knowledge, skills and understanding, use of conventions in the field of study, use of analytical skills and selection and organization of information.
At H2 level the emphasis is on application and evaluation of contrasting ideas, principles, theories and practices, greater specialization in the field of study, and an increasing independence in systematic enquiry and analysis.