Course ID: 173032
Course Year: 24/25
The one-year Higher National Certificate in Computing for England is aimed at students wanting to continue their education at university-level through applied learning. It is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in the computing sector and provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for success.
The course develops students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet both the demands of employers and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it.
Students gain a thorough grounding in computing principles at Level 4 relating to professions within the computing sector and are prepared to continue their studies at level 5. The delivery of the course has been designed so that where possible industry led courses such as CISCO and Oracle can be included.
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
This programme is delivered through in-person teaching. Should government guidance or public heath advice change in-year, students will be able to continue their studies with a blend of in-person and remote learning, supported by additional safety measures on campus.
How will I be taught?
Knowledge and understanding will be acquired through the following range of approaches to module delivery:
How will I be assessed?
The programme is assessed through submission of written reports and practical solutions such as programming, database development and web applications.
Formative assessment is primarily developmental in nature and is designed to give feedback to students on their performance and progress, with support. Feedback will be given on formal coursework submissions to enable you to learn and develop throughout the course. This will include feedback on draft or formative assessment work at least once per assignment for each of the modules.
Summative assessment is given where students are provided with the assignment grades contributing towards the overall unit grade.
Who is the course intended for?
This course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It will provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, it will give you the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training.
Students may be required to purchase their own materials for any specialist projects they undertake as part of the course.
Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.
The delivery of the course has been designed so that where possible industry led courses such as CISCO and Oracle can be included.
The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.The Academy Bakery
Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.The Academy Salons
Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.The Academy Restaurant
When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.
The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.
For this particular programme, the following will apply:
• Full level 3 qualification in Computing or a related subject area (e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or A-Levels)
• GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above or equivalent.
We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. If you are a mature student and you can demonstrate experience and skills needed for our HE courses from current work and/ or through other skills or experience, this can supplement your application.
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.
Fee for24/25 is 6700.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).