Course ID: 175173
Course Year: 24/25
The one-year Higher National Diploma Top-up in Computing is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in intelligent systems and builds on students' previous study at level 4. The qualification can enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it and, on completion, students may wish to progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up) course to complete their degree.
The course covers the Intelligent Systems pathway and equips students with a solid understanding of the skills and knowledge to be successful in the computing industry. Strong links to business and the computing sector will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a team.
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, work-based projects, creation of design documents, working logbooks and presentations with assessor questioning.
Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and technical outcomes. Self and peer assessment in critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.
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 is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in intelligent systems. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector it will give students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them 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.
We have designed the course delivery so that when possible we can include industry led courses such as CISCO and Oracle.
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.
• Completed HNC in Computing or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education
• Related work experience
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)).