HNC in
Computing and Systems Development

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This HNC programme has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and understanding required to build a successful career within the computing industry. This two year, part-time course combines theoretical understanding with practical sessions and aims to prepare you for the complex challenges that exist within the field of computing and IT.

Course Content

With the learning programme that is specific to requirements of industry, this HNC course aims to enhance your skills and improve your abilities in order to develop you as a rounded practitioner. Studying a core of programming, computer systems and networking principles, this course also allows you to broaden your understanding and diversify your applied knowledge with the areas of computing and systems development.

Designed to meet the needs of the computing, software development and networking , we offer students industry standard software and modernised learning facilities in which to conduct both practical and theoretical tasks. You will be to expected manage your own workload and commit to a level of self-directed study however, support will be continually available from our experienced team. You will also be invited to take part in study skills development which will enable you to gain valuable academic abilities for this Higher Education programme.


Year 1 

  • Buisiness Skills for e-Commerce 15
  • Database Design Concepts 15
  • Computer Systems 15
  • IT Support foe End Users 15
  • Employability and Professional Development 15
  • Emerging Technologies 15
  • Research Skills 15
  • Systems Analysis and Design 15


As a part time student you will have a personal tutor with whom your group will meet every week.

Your course leader is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the course. They can help you with any queries about the course content etc. You are required to fully attend the course and meet all deadlines for the submission of work. Punctuality and good behaviour are, of course, expected of all students.


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Loughborough College following its review of the institution in March 2014.

Entry Requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE Maths and English

Minimum 80 tariff points from A Level subjects with a mathematical or analytical bias or a Level 3 Diploma qualification in a relevant computing or interactive media based discipline

Mature students with industrial experience and some post-16 study in a technical related discipline but who lack the above qualifications are encouraged to apply

Progression Opportunities

Using the subject specific knowledge and transferable skills acquired on this course, you may choose to enter employment directly, pursue Higher Education or obtain employment as a higher apprentice.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time (PT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £4,500.00
  • Non EU: £8900

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19NPK1051

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