Course Introduction

Course Title: HND Computing: Networking

Modes of Study:

    • Classroom Learning Full Time  & Part Time
    • Distance Learning – Full Time & Part Time

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.

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.

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 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 such as CCNA.

The CISCO CCNA  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:

1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time

2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

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

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.


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