Computing and Systems Development HNC

  • Students

    The HNC in Computing, awarding body Pearson Educational Ltd. is based at our Cheltenham Campus. The course provides a solid grounding in Computing, vendor-accredited qualifications and professional body membership.

    The course has been designed to equip you with all you need to establish or further your career in IT and Computing. You will be study a range of topics spanning hardware, software and networking, and become a multidisciplinary practitioner. This nationally recognised qualification offers direct progression onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing and Systems Development following the successful completion of this first year.

    The emphasis in teaching on the HNC is to use a mixture of practical and theoretical assignment briefs so that you can develop your chosen skills. Where possible we use ‘live’ scenarios and topics, including those provided by local businesses. The College offers excellent Computing resources, including our own departmental network and a wide range of professional software and hardware resources.

    Core modules:



    Professional Practice



    Design a Project


    Other possible modules include:

    Systems Architecture

    Software Development Lifecycles

    Website Development

    Strategic Information Systems

    Data Analytics


    Please enquire for further information.

    If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information, try The Student Loan Company   Fees quoted on Gloscol website page are per year of study.

    At application stage you will be prompted to apply via UCAS   Information you will need to complete your UCAS application is as follows: 

    UCAS institution code for Gloucestershire College


    UCAS code for HNC Computing & Systems Development


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Course Variant


Level 4



Start Date

September 2018 (TBC)

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

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