Course Title: HND Computing: Software Development
Group Award Code: GG7E 16
SCQF Level: 8
Credit Value: 15
SCQF Points: 120
Modes of Study: Full Time
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Duration: 16 Months Part Time
Sessions: Jan & Aug
All HND Computing students must complete a common first year (HNC Computing: Progression to
HND in Computer Science or Software Development) and choose in the second year from HNDs in
Software Development or Computer Science. This provides them with a foundation in both areas
Software Development & Computer Science so they can make informed choices before specialising.
The HND Software Development will provide students advanced knowledge for a successful career
in software technology. The course provides a comprehensive range of hypothetical knowledge and
practical skills in configuring, designing, building and maintaining websites & software testing.
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 web development, web applications
and mobile technology.
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
- Relational Database
- Object Oriented Programming
- Advanced Programming
- Web Development
- Multi User Operating Systems
Students also have the opportunity to study towards an Oracle Academy qualification.
These qualifications are highly desired by employers. Students learn a range of languages from
VB.NET, C++, Java programming, C Sharp and Structured Query Language.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- Must possess HNC in Computing or relevant
- Mature candidates without the necessary minimum qualifications but with appropriate
- 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 to a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to
find out more about the course.
experience will also be considered
Course Development Routes
This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Microsoft, CIW,
Oracle and CompTIA 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 contemporary
employers demand qualification from any of the following:
4. CompTIA Mobility + (partial syllabus covered)
5. Sun (partial syllabus covered)
6. Macromedia (partial syllabus covered)
The Oracle, CIW and Microsoft curriculum is 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 they would like to appear for.
Vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to the HND award and significantly enhance
Progression Route on Course Completion
Successful completion of HND in networking may provide access to 2nd or 3rd year of the following
degree courses at many universities in the region;
1. BEng Computing
2. BSc IT Management
3. BEng Computer Security and Forensics
4. BEng Software Engineering
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;
1. Desktop Server Technician
2. Software Administrator
3. Database Administrator
4. Data Analyst
5. Server Administrator
6. Network Administrator
7. Systems Administrator
The forms are available to download from our website. HND Application Form can be collected from
the Admissions Office.
1. SAAS – SAAS.GOV.COM
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 will HNC/HND course 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 installments)||£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 installments)||£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 installments 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 the cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.
If you require further information please contact us at:
62 West Harbour Road
Phone: 0131 552 5558
0131 552 5800
50 Darnely Street
Phone: 0141 429 2922