Category: 1. HND Courses

1. HND Courses

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES (HND)

Overview

This HND will develop your understanding of digital technologies through a range of practical and exciting units including cyber security, programming, business intelligence, digital transformation and more. There will be an opportunity to gain insight from industry professionals such as Cisco and the Armed Forces and work on large-scale projects to develop your experience and skill set.  Course length: 2 years Start dates: January/April/August/September

Typical career opportunities could include:

  • Cyber Security Operative
  • Website Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Programmer
  • IT Consultant

 And more;

–        Minimum age 18 years old –        Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (i.e., Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience –        Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language –        An interview with the college is compulsory prior to student registration –        Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1:

  1. Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
  2. Innovation and Digital Transformation
  3. Cyber Security
  4. Programming
  5. Big Data and Visualisation
  6. Networking in the Cloud
  7. Database Design and Development 
  8. Software Development Lifecycles 

Year 2

  1. Business Intelligence
  2. Internet of Things
  3. Emerging Technologies
  4. Data Structures and Algorithms
  5. Advanced Programming
  6. Risk Analysis and Systems Testing

Assessment

This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the key knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required for a career in graphic design. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on creativity and practical work. You will be challenged to experiment with advanced art and design projects in a creative and thoughtful manner. You will create a portfolio of art and design work using both given and self-defined briefs. You will be able to experiment with various aspects of graphic design, such as digital imaging, corporate design, contextual referencing, typography, and idea generation techniques. You will also gain a critical understanding of the historical and professional issues that are relevant to graphic design practice. Lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory sessions will be used to teach you. You will work in groups to simulate industry practice and improve your transferable skills. Individual and group projects, visual and oral presentations, and written assignments will be used to assess you.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the Level 5 HND will be able to apply to many universities in the UK to study for a full degree. This course is for anyone interested in honing their design skills to a professional level and preparing a portfolio for industry, or continuing their education with a top-up third year on an appropriate BA (hons) course

Self-Funding The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about. Government Funds – Student Finance England          If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

APPLIED SCIENCES (BIOLOGY)

Overview If you have an interest in biology, work in a science-related field, or want to further your education locally to obtain a higher level qualification while working, “Applied Science (Biology) course allows you to obtain a nationally recognised level 4 or 5 qualification. This course is intended to expose you to Level 4 and 5 Biology with the goal of boosting your employability and preparing you for careers in these fields. It will involve study in a variety of fields like biochemistry, physiology, and health, as well as environmental and conservation research and a solid foundation in lab procedures and data analysis. All teaching will be done in small groups, The course will also give you a solid background in the main ideas and practical skills needed in their industry, with a strong focus on the successful application and blending of both knowledge and abilities. It will also provide students with a specific pathway in biology that will help them proceed into suitable vocational sectors or on to degree-levels study. Course duration: 2 years Start dates: January/April/August/September

 On successful completion of the course, students can develop their career pathway in the Applied Science sector through:

      1. Entering employment
      • Technician Scientist
      • Laboratory Technician
      • Research Technician
      • Development Technician
      • Manufacturing Technician
      • Science Technician
      1. Continuing existing employment
      • BSc (Hons) Life Sciences
      • BSc (Hons) Biology / Biological Sciences / Human Biology
      • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science / Chemistry / Biology
      • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

 

 And more;

–        Minimum age 18 years old

–        Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (i.e., Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience

–        Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language

–        An interview with the college is compulsory prior to student registration

–        Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

YEAR 1

      • Fundamentals of laboratory techniques
      • Scientific Data handling approaches and techniques
      • Regulation and quality in the applied sciences
      • Cell biology
      • Fundamentals of chemistry
      • Anatomy and human physiology

YEAR 2

      • Analysis of scientific data and information
      • Applied sciences research project
      • Biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways
      • Molecular biology and genetics 
      • Infectious diseases and diagnosis
      • Science laboratory and management

Assessment

This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the key knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required for a career in graphic design. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on creativity and practical work. You will be challenged to experiment with advanced art and design projects in a creative and thoughtful manner. You will create a portfolio of art and design work using both given and self-defined briefs. You will be able to experiment with various aspects of graphic design, such as digital imaging, corporate design, contextual referencing, typography, and idea generation techniques. You will also gain a critical understanding of the historical and professional issues that are relevant to graphic design practice. Lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory sessions will be used to teach you.

You will work in groups to simulate industry practice and improve your transferable skills. Individual and group projects, visual and oral presentations, and written assignments will be used to assess you.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the Level 5 HND will be able to apply to many universities in the UK to study for a full degree. This course is for anyone interested in honing their design skills to a professional level and preparing a portfolio for industry, or continuing their education with a top-up third year on an appropriate BA (hons) course 

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

Business

In a general business context, the HND in Business (General) course provides practical preparation, industry insight, and technical advice. It has been designed with a strong vocational focus to develop the skills and techniques required in business and to allow students to apply their learning in real-world situations.

Who is the HND in Business (General) Course for?

This two-year HND in Business (General) Course is ideal for students who want to improve their business understanding and capabilities, or who want to gain a higher-level qualification in business management to advance their career.

 Each unit is designed to assist students in developing knowledge and skills in a variety of business disciplines, such as national and international marketing, management, accounting, business growth, and forecasting. 

The course is ideal for those who want to complete the first two years of a Business General Degree before moving on to a one-year top-up at university to complete a full undergraduate degree.

Course Length: 2 years;

Start dates: January/April/August/September;

This HND in Business (General) Course will provide you with the skills required to work in either the private or public sectors. Students will also have solid business skills that will allow them to pursue a variety of careers in a variety of industries through roles such as:

–        Business adviser

–        Finance manager

–        Finance assistant or executive

–        Team supervisor

–        Project manager

–        Business consultant

–        Retail manager

–        Sales manager

–        General manager

–        Marketing consultant and more senior positions

  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (i.e., Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior to student registration
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1

–        Business and the business environment

–        Marketing processes and planning

–        Human resource management

–        Management and operations

–        Accounting principles

–        Managing a successful business project

–        Innovation and commercialisation

–        Entrepreneurial ventures

 

  Second year

–        Research project

–        Organisational behaviour

–        Identifying entrepreneurial opportunities

–        Business strategy

–        Research project

–        Understanding and learning change

–        Employee relations

–        Planning for growth

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the key knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required for a career in graphic design. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on creativity and practical work. You will be challenged to experiment with advanced art and design projects in a creative and thoughtful manner. You will create a portfolio of art and design work using both given and self-defined briefs. You will be able to experiment with various aspects of graphic design, such as digital imaging, corporate design, contextual referencing, typography, and idea generation techniques. You will also gain a critical understanding of the historical and professional issues that are relevant to graphic design practice. Lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory sessions will be used to teach you.

You will work in groups to simulate industry practice and improve your transferable skills. Individual and group projects, visual and oral presentations, and written assignments will be used to assess you.

Progression

 

Students who successfully complete the Level 5 HND will be able to apply to many universities in the UK to study for a full degree. This course is for anyone interested in honing their design skills to a professional level and preparing a portfolio for industry, or continuing their education with a top-up third year on an appropriate BA (hons) course (e.g. Business management, Business and Law, Business and Tourism, Business and Health Care management)

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England                                                                                             

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

This Diploma qualification is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Upon successful completion of the course, a student could qualify as a teacher, trainer or tutor in Further Education Colleges, Adult and community learning, Work-based learning, Training providers, Public and uniformed services training among others.

HND Education and Training (DET)

HND Education and Training (DET) | This qualification is based on structures recognised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). It is designed for teachers or trainers in the post-compulsory education sector or individuals who wish to acquire a nationally recognised qualification in teaching and are not yet employed as teachers.

It is also suitable for those who train, teach or assess others regularly or have similar roles within voluntary or community activity.

About Education and Training

The HND Education and Training (DET) Diploma is the ultimate qualification for teaching or training and has been developed in conjunction with Ofqual and is recognised by the Society for Education and Training. The Diploma in Education and Training is a recognised route to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, enabling you to teach in schools, colleges and further education.

This HND Education and Training (DET) course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education, from planning and designing learning to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will also cover the theories and principles of education and training and embed these in your teaching and practice.

Candidates who complete this qualification will take an analytical, reflective and practical approach to planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.

The qualification aims to allow trainee teachers the flexibility to teach in a wide range of contexts. Including teaching across more than one level, teaching a variety of learners, teaching individuals and groups; experiencing non-teaching roles; gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring. The course will enable you to become an effective, critical and professional teacher or trainer with well-developed knowledge, skills and understanding of your role and the sector you operate within.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) not only gives you expertise and the chance to investigate the theories and current practices of education but also allows you to demonstrate that you can transfer the findings of your research and investigation into your teaching practice. As a Level 5 teaching qualification, the course content is the same as a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) in Lifelong Learning. It carries the same value and credit with regulators, employers and the education and training sectors.

Course Length: 1 year;

Start dates: January/April/August/September;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit their bachelors’ degrees;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of Unit 3 is a pre requisite for this unit);

Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training;

Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training;

Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training;

Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area;

Equality and Diversity;

Inclusive Practice;

Working with the 14-19 Age Range in Education and Training;

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a variety of methods which are helpful for learners to link theory and practice. Students are encouraged to become reflective practitioners. They will study various theories and legislation, learn how to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate. Furthermore they will consider teaching and learning for a range of groups and individuals.

The Diploma in education and training course includes face-to-face training days, one to one tutorials, workplace assessment and the completion of all mandatory and optional assignments as well as a teaching practice portfolio. During this programme, there will be opportunities for workshops, discussions, and group work to support what has been studied. All students will be guided at every step towards achieving their goals.

In order to achieve this qualification successfully, students will need to demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding of each unit. Each student will be required to conduct his/her own independent research, and show evidence of their reading and research by maintaining an ongoing reflective journal of their practice and development.

Students will be assessed using centre devised Written Assignments, Portfolio Building, Self and Peer Assessments, as well as Presentations including Group Presentations. All assignments are graded as a Pass.

Progression

On successful completion of the DET course, students can apply for their Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Learners who have achieved the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training as per the Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) can Top Up their qualification to a BA (Hons) in related field such us Education Studies, Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Professional Practice, Primary Initial Teacher Education or Level 7 Diploma in Assessment Management (QCF).

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England                                                                                             

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

This Diploma qualification is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Upon successful completion of the course, a student could qualify as a teacher, trainer or tutor in Further Education Colleges, Adult and community learning, Work-based learning, Training providers, Public and uniformed services training among others.

HND Computer Game Animation

The HND Computer Game Animation allows students to enhance practical skills for developing computer games. This innovative course, derived from professional standards and principles, comprises media and game design modules. You will develop various creative and technical skills, including 3D modelling, 2D/3D animation, Games Design and Concept Art. This course will prepare you for a career in the Digital Animation and Games Design industries.

The HND Computer Game Animation is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in various sectors. This course will improve the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare the learners for employment in the commercial fields of Computer Game Animation and will be suitable for those who have already decided to enter this area of work.

What the HND Computer Game Animation course has for you

This HND Computer Game Animation course provides education and training in the theory and practice of Computer Game Animation as required for careers in computer games design, computer games development, 3D Design, and 2D & 3D Computer Animation. You will develop the skills required to take your creative ideas from the initial stages to the final product. You will use industry-standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Master Collection), Maya 3D, Unity and Games Salad.

This programme emphasises developing work-related skills alongside creative thinking within a games/coding context. You will have the opportunity to work on industry-led assignments to develop a professional creative identity.

Some adult learners may decide to make the commitment required by this qualification to begin a specialist career in this area of employment or progress into higher education. The programme will be mainly based on the artistic elements of game design, covering concept art, illustration, storyboarding, level design, digital sculpting, 3D computer modelling, texturing, light, rigging and animation. The course provides insight into the professional practice of game design through practical demonstration, research and theory-based study. 

Students are encouraged to explore a variety of sources and subjects that influence their development and experience a range of teaching methods such as formal lectures, team teaching, practical demonstrations and tutorials that further enhance their learning experience.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

Careers in game design are stimulating and varied. Your course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to excel professionally or progress onto further, specialised study. Roles you will be able to fill once you graduate include Animation Designer, Junior Games Developer, Project Designer and Games Researcher.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1:

  • Computer Game Studies
  • Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Practical Skills for Computer Game Design
  • Drawing Techniques for Computer Game Concept Art
  • 2D Digital Graphics for Computer Games
  • 2D Digital Animation for Computer Games
  • 3D Modelling for Computer Games
  • Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production

Year 2

  • 3D Computer Game Engines
  • Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production
  • Career Development for the Computer Games Industry
  • 3D Environments for Computer Games
  • 3D Animation for Computer Games
  • 3D Character Animation for Computer Games
  • CGI Rendering and Lighting for Computer Games Animation
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure

Assessment

You are required to complete substantial amount of practical work which must be evidenced through, sketchbooks, annotation of work, and producing an end outcomes based on a theme/tasks. The work completed will form part of your course assessment. It is assessed and graded internally by a combination of: practical work with end outcomes, presentations, exhibitions and written work. The work produced will relate to specific unit assignments.

Progression

Learners who have complete this course should be able to progress to the final year of a degree programme BA/BSc Top Up in Creative Media Production or related field.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

HND Hospitality Management

The HND Hospitality Management will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed in a managerial position in the growing hospitality industry. The course aims to give well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge in theoretical and practical levels of administrating in the Hospitality sector. (more…)

HND Travel and Tourism Management

HND Travel and Tourism Management | The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management offers those who have an interest in the dynamic world of travel and tourism and hospitality and events management, an opportunity to explore the sector and develop the skills required to work in this competitive industry. Developed in consultation with tourism and hospitality sector employers, the HND is a specialist work-related programme of study, covering the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in today’s tourism industry.

What Travel and Tourism Management offers you

Travel and tourism remains one of the Country’s most popular industries. The sector has always been welcoming able and confident candidates to many work opportunities in the recent past. The course combines wide-ranging subject areas with detailed insights into key areas of operation. Learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a manager and leader in a Travel and Tourism organisation.

Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to ensure employability in the travel and tourism industry. Students completing the course work in retail and business travel, for airlines or at the airport, in hotels and for tour operators both in this country and overseas. The course is a logical step towards a managerial position within the industry and a BA Honours degree.

The HND Travel and Tourism Management course also provides the perfect starting point for greater academic achievements, with progression opportunities to a full honours degree and better employment opportunities. Travel and tourism is a dynamic industry incorporating a wide range of sectors that offer a variety of career paths. As the industry matures, specialist knowledge of the various sectors has become the key to success and consequently a proactive approach to learning is adopted with a business development focus throughout. The course is linked to professional body requirements, and offers a strong, sector related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of knowledge and understanding.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

Direct entry into employment offers the potential for progression into a wide range of positions in tourism or hospitality organisations, within both the private and public sectors.

Employment in management positions in travel, tourism and hospitality organisations such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operations, airlines, airports, resort representatives and tourist attractions.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

The Travel and Tourism Sector

Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism

Tourist Destinations

Tour Operations Management

Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management

Hospitality Provision in Travel and Tourism Management

Finance and Funding in the Travel and Tourism Sector

 

Year 2

Finance and Funding in Travel and Tourism Sector

The Developing Manager

Employability Skills

Personal and Professional Development

Legislation and Ethics in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Sustainable Tourism Development

Human Resource Management for Service Industries

Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

The HND in Travel and Tourism Management is a two-year full-time higher education course, providing natural progression onto further higher education courses. The HND in Travel and Tourism Management can be extended to a full degree (Bachelor) by undertaking a third year degree (Top-Up) at university in a related field of Tourism and Hospitality.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

HND Health and Social Care

HND Health and Social Care programmes are in high and increasing demand with hospitals, care homes, charities and community centres under increasing pressure for services to address the diverse and complex needs of a multitude of patients.

The HND Health and Social Care course is ideal for those who wish to specialise and pursue a career in the care sector. The courses are intended to create health professionals with a thorough understanding of managing health and social care services.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed during the HNC and gives advanced preparation if you want to follow a career in health and social care. If you’re already working in the sector, an HND would enhance your job prospects. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for successful employment, this course will give you the transferable skills to meet the increasing demands of the health care sector.

What the HND Health and Social Care course has to offer

The HND Health and Social Care course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector. Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.

The HND Health and Social Care course have been designed to equip individuals with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for employment in Health & Social Care, both in the UK and overseas. These qualifications meet and exceed the National minimum standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in Health & Social Care in the UK.

The course prepare and equip students with knowledge and skills in the practice and management of Health and Social Care programmes leading to employment or further and higher education to degree level.

The course is suitable also for all those already working in the sector who wish to gain practical skills and a formal Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior management level roles

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

Students will gain a qualification that will support progression into job roles with greater responsibility within this sector, for example, supervisory and management roles. Upon successful completion of the course and/or completion of further specialist study, job roles may include; Care Home Manager, Social Care Worker, Midwife, Paramedic, Health Care Trainer, Safeguarding Officer, or Public Health Personnel.

Minimum Age: 18 years old;
Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1

Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care
Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care

Year 2

Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Supporting Independent Living
Supporting Significant Life Events
The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Health Promotion
Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

The majority of students graduating from this course progress to a one year top-up degree at university in a related field. There are optional university higher education courses in fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Teaching Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Social Policy, or Health Care Management. Alternatively, you could take up employment with a Health or Social care related organisation.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

HND Graphic Design

HND Graphic Design course will provide you with an opportunity to work in the graphics industry sector. This programme will help you to develop the knowledge, understanding and methods required by todays graphic designers. It is a great blend of theory and practice and aims to produce designers capable of confidently solving a breadth of visual design problems. The aim of the HND Graphic Design is to enable you to develop conceptual, cultural, creative and practical skills and to encourage flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.

What the HND Graphic Design course will do for you

The HND Graphic Design will enable you to develop your creative ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine the career path you wish to take. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will engage in creating your own portfolio and will have the choice to specialise within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography. You will study a range of practical subjects, including graphics software, photography and video.  The qualification prepares learners for employment in the design sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work. HND in Graphic Design will allow you progression into or within employment in the design sector, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level.

This course enables further development and exploration of your studies to HND level. You will build on your prior learning to explore advanced typography along with design projects based around: corporate identity and advertising (for print and screen). Live/competition work is a major part of the programme. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition.

A large part of the course will stretch you in terms of cultural understanding and the interpretation of it in contemporary and historical design and although this course will give you a vocational training that will ready you for industry, it will also act as a tool to open your mind, make new associations in your environment and will make you begin to question the depth and originality of responses.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the Graphic Design industry such as magazine design, publishing, branding and design agencies, art direction and advertising, website design, work in the television and film industries, founding their own design studio, further study and research. Our students also develop skills that can enable them to develop careers in a wide range of related industries such as Arts Administration, Education, Media Practice and research and much more.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design
  • Ideas in Context
  • Typographic Skills
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

Year 2

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Products, Marketing and Advertising Media
  • Art Direction for Advertising
  • Copywriting for Advertising
  • Advanced Typographic Design
  • Packaging in Graphic Design
  • Interactive Media Web Authoring
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity in Art and Design

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

On this course you will develop thorough grounding in the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for a career in graphic design. The strong emphasis throughout the course is on creativity and practical work. You will be challenged to experiment with advanced projects in art and design in an imaginative and considered way. You will work with both given and self-defined briefs to create a portfolio of art and design work. You will be given an opportunity to explore different areas of graphic design, such as, digital imaging, corporate design, and contextual referencing, typography and idea generation techniques. You will also develop a critical awareness of the historical and professional issues relevant to graphic design practice. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions. You will be working in teams to simulate industry practice and further enhance your transferable skills. You will be assessed through individual and group projects, visual and oral presentations and written assignments.

Progression

On successful completion of the Level 5 HND, students will have the opportunity to apply to study for a full degree at many universities in the UK. This course is for anyone interested in developing their design skills to a professional level and preparing their portfolio for industry or continuing their education with a top-up third year on an appropriate BA (hons) course (e.g. graphic design, illustration, animation, web design/interactive design, advertising, games design etc.).

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

HND Computing and Systems Development

The HND Computing and Systems Development’s aim is to use technology to enhance the speed and efficiency of the transfer of information. You will learn about the key computing areas: networking, computer hardware, programming, web design and information systems such as databases. You will have a chance to explore and develop new skills, including some of the latest computing elements, such as HTML5.

What you will get from HND Computing and Systems Development

The enormous growth of the Internet, the proliferation of computer networks, programmable devices and information systems in various forms and the highly accelerated rate of change ensure a continuing requirement for employees with contemporary computing-related skills and qualifications. The Internet, in particular, is a major technological revolution that has and will continue to have an enormous impact on society. The radical, transformational change observed in the computing arena and organisations’ dependence on technology for competitive advantage are compelling reasons to incorporate new ideas, paradigms and technologies into computing-related programmes.

The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their related sector and allow for direct progression to employment or progression to higher education.

HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development will provide you with a range of skills in a technological and management context. You will study hardware and software associated with storage, data management, and information retrieval. The award has good coverage of programming languages. Still, in recent times computing has come to include networking and the software associated with data storage and information retrieval and management. The broad choice of computing modules and significant project work enables you to customise your award in your area of interest. 

During the second year, you will undertake a major project, which allows you to customise your award in the area you are interested in. You will develop transferable skills such as teamwork, verbal and written communications and personal organisation and be encouraged to take responsibility for your own decisions and learning. You will be supported and facilitated throughout your study period to ensure it is an enriching experience.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

The course is highly relevant to a range of careers in the IT sector such as information system design and management, IT manufacturing, IT maintenance and technical services areas, e-business strategy and/or technical support, systems analysts, software engineers and developers.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Skills for e-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Employability & Professional Development
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Website Design
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Procedural Programming
  • Network Technologies

Year 2

  • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Design
  • Web Applications Development
  • Internet Server Management
  • Digital Image Creation & Development
  • Programming in Java
  • Wide Area Networking Technologies
  • Computer Games Design and Development

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

This course can lead to direct progression to the second or third year of an honours degree in computing, or a closely related discipline, at a university. It will also enable progression on to further study such as a Professional Development Qualification or vendor qualifications offered by Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, CompTIA, Oracle and VM Ware. For Top-up you can choose courses like Applied Computing, Computing Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and more.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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