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Level 4 BTEC HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development

Higher Education

Course Overview

The Level 4 in Digital & Computing Technologies is a mixture of Media and Computer Science, which is ideal if you are unsure which of these subjects to specialise in. 

The course has been designed to help develop your knowledge, understanding and skills within the digital industry subjects. This is a broad-based qualification that provides you with the opportunity to progress towards further academic study or employment.

Course Content

Course Details:

This programme consists of a range of units studied over two units. These units include:

  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media for business
  • Programming
  • Website development
  • Computer games development
  • IT project management
  • Big Data and Business Analytics
  • Cyber security and incident management
  • IT service and delivery
  • 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Digital animation and effects
  • The internet of things
  • Information Technology Systems

Entry Requirement

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language and Maths and GCSE Computer Science. Progressing learners will need to have achieved BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing at a Merit level or above and have passed both the Level 3 exams at Merit Level. In addition you will need to have a Level 2 in both Maths and English.


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and internal exams.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a HNC.

Employment opportunities range from IT Technician, Network Administrator, Software Design and Development and Database Administrator.

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Course Outline

Course Code: CF61
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 70 Weeks
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