Teaching: lectures, workshops, online learning and weekly tutorials.
Independent study: you will need to undertake significant independent study outside of taught sessions. For every one taught hour student should spend at least one hour studying independently away from college. The Computing Systems Architecture and Software Development Lifecycles units are delivered on a self-study basis with online support and require significant independent study.
Achievement: the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing is achieved by passing all units (120 credits).
Assessment methods: assessment is on a continuous basis with up to two assignments in each unit. Assessment is via coursework which takes a variety of forms, including written reports, presentations, portfolios and written reflections.
Staff: full-time, part-time and associate lecturers (corporate associates) may teach on the Higher National Certificate in computing course. Staff teaching on the programme have a variety of commercial/industrial and/or teaching experience.