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HND Computing: Networking

HND Computing: Networking



    Course Introduction

    Course Title: HND Computing: Networking

    Group Award Code: GG7C 16

    SCQF Level: 8

    Credit Value: 15

    SCQF Points: 120

    Modes of Study: Full Time – Distance Learning

    Duration: 1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Distance Learning

    Sessions: Jan & Aug

    The HND Networking will provide you advanced knowledge for a successful career in networking technology. The course provides a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in configuring, designing, building and maintaining computer network infrastructures.

    This course will allow students to study towards up-to-date Vendor specific certifications in many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in Networking and Server.

    At ITPT we have organised several live labs which are fully equipped with the latest routers, switches & servers. In our labs learners will have the opportunity to build and configure Local Area Networks and learn how to implement secure servers. You will learn to install and configure network operating systems, how to configure Active Directory, DNS, DHCP. Students will also install and configure virtual environments using VMware. There is also a strong emphasis on network security.


    What will you study?

    Students will study a selection of appropriate networking units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in any university undergraduate networking or computing programme.

    The HND Computing from ITPT offers a range of broad based computing support and networking modules including modules that cover elements of the Cisco CCNA and MCSA Server.


    Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements:

    • Must possess HNC in Computing or relevant
    • Must possess HNC in Computer Networking or relevant
    • Mature candidates without the necessary minimum qualifications, will be considered on an individual basis.
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience will also be considered


    Additional Selection Requirements: 

    All applications are subject to an interview to assess suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Reference will also be considered.

    Students will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course.



    Course Development Routes

    This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco which can help to prepare students for a variety of vendor certification exams.

    On completion of this certificate or during the course, units relevant to any particular vendor’s certification students can appear to equip themselves with the globally recognised and employers demand qualification from any of the following:

    1. CCNA
    2. MCSA Server


    The CISCO CCNA  and Microsoft MCSA (Administering Server) curriculum are embedded within this qualification. Candidates are expected to fund the cost of the vendor certification examinations. Being a partner with Pearson & Certiport Testing Centre we can get student’s discounted exam vouchers. Tutors will also help students in preparing for any Vendors specific exam.

    Vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to the HND award and significantly enhance candidates’ employability.


    Career Prospects

    Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;

    1. Desktop Server Technician
    2. Server Administrator
    3. Network Administrator
    4. Network Engineer
    5. Network Support Technician
    6. Network Support Analyst
    7. Systems Administrator
    8. Infrastructure Engineer


    Application Forms

    The forms are available to download from our website. HND Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.


    Funding Available

    SAAS – www.SAAS.GOV.UK

    Funding Available:


    Download: SAAS Full Time/Part Time Funding Guide, Full Time Forms, Part Time Forms

    Read: Full Time Students Eligibility Criteria, Part Time Students Eligibility Criteria, Disabled students’ allowance (DSA)

    2. SDS – Flexible learning opportunity (who are currently employed in Scottish Based organisation not more than 100 employees can also apply for the course funding)

    For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:

    How much HNC/HND course will cost?

    For students living (domiciled) in Scotland or the European Union and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees will apply:

    Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)


    Full-time per year (can be paid in instalments)  £1,285
    Part-time (can be divided per unit)  £1,285


    For rest of UK students

    For students living (domiciled) in rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland and studying this course, the following fees will apply:

    Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)


    Full-time per year (can be paid in instalments)  £6,510
    Part-time (can be divided per unit)  £4,510

    Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

    We also provide flexible fee instalments to help students in paying their fee.

    There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies and also to cover cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.



    Admission Queries

    To apply for this course, please fill this form and send us on admissions@itpt.co.uk.

    If you require further information please contact us at:

    Email: info@itpt.co.uk




    62 West Harbour Road



    EH5 1PW

    Phone: 0131 552 5558

    0131 552 5800


    McCormick House,

    50 Darnely Street


    G41 2SE

    Phone: 0141 429 2922



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