HND Computing

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2022 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: Higher National Diploma (HND) - Computing

HE Computing

A Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing will provide you with the skills necessary to gain accredited certifications from CompTIA – the Computing Technology Industry Association – considered one of the IT industry’s top trade associations. You will also be eligible for membership of the British Computing Society, as an associate member, on completion of the course. The HND is the same level as the second year of a university degree. On successful completion of this course, you can either enter employment or apply to study one more year at a university to gain a BSc degree.

A relevant Level 4 qualification eg HNC (Higher National Certificate) or equivalent.

(see our Level 4 HNC course >)

The course has been designed to embed key employability skills throughout the curriculum.

Cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills are built in to the course content. You will develop valuable hands-on experience with a range of industry standard, latest generation desktop and server hardware and software.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.


  • Computing research project
  • Business intelligence
  • Cryptography
  • Network management
  • Database management systems
  • E-commerce and strategy
  • Operating systems

Potential careers

IT specialist

Network consultant

IT project or programme manager

IT business analyst, architect or systems designer

Programmer or software development professional


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Fees and financial support

There are different options to cover the cost of your course, including government loans and bursaries (eligibility criteria applies).

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How is this course delivered?

We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

During this academic year, students have a blend of college-based and digitally-enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers, support teams and other students.

We will continue to respond to Government advice as we plan our curriculum delivery and will regularly update our current students and applicants in respect of course changes and opportunities.

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