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Full 3 Year Programme - Diploma + Degree


At the end of the three years the student will achieve a Level 6 Qualification.


Entry Requirements for Diploma Level

Any of the following qualifications and/or experience:

  • 2 ‘A’ Levels and 1 Intermediate including Computer Science (or IT) and 'O’ levels in Mathematics and English(IELTS or equivalent); OR
  • 1 ‘A’ Level and 2 Intermediate including Computer Science (or IT) and' O’ levels in Mathematics and English (IELTS or equivalent); OR
  • Relevant industry certifications plus relevant industry experience; OR
  • Relevant Diploma at EQF/MQF Level 4

 Copies of certificates should be produced.  A full CV in Euro-Format with a passport-size photo are also required.

Description of Study Programme

This programme is a three year programme consisting of two parts.  The first part leads the student to a BTEC Higher National Diploma at Level 5 whilst the second part awards the student with a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in IT/ Computer Science.

The Higher National Diploma Programme is a BTEC Edexcel Diploma comprising of sixteen modules spread over two academic years.  The modules cover various skills and disciplines in IT preparing the student for the last year of the Bachelor's Degree.  The following are the modules covered:

  • Business Skills for E-Commerce
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Digital Media in Art and Design
  • Website Management
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Networking Technologies
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Programming in Java
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Networking Security
  • Multimedia Design

The first two years of this degree programme are delivered in a flexible classroom-based trianing method with additional support through online learning platforms.

Students who are succesful in the HND Programme will be eligible to apply for the BSc (Hons.) Top-Up Degree through the University of Hertfordshire which consists of the second part of this programme.  Upon acceptance from the University the student will embark on a one year study programme delivered in a blended method system covering 4 modules (1 core, 2 optional and 1 Project) in either Information Technology or Computer Science. Successful completion of these 4 modules awards the student with a Bachelor's Degree with Honours.


Method of Assessment

Assignments and Examinations


Awarding Body

Higher National Diploma: BTEC Edexcel (Part of Pearson Group)

BSc (Hons.): University of Hertfordshire


Duration of Study Programme

2 years for the HND Programme

1 Year for the BSc (Hons) Top-Up Degree


Who Should Apply?

Students who wish to commence their studies for a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology or Computer Science and achieve a Diploma after two years.  This course is also suitable for individuals who would like to consolidate their experience by getting a qualification.  It is also an ideal course for mature students who would like to change their career path.

This programme is aimed at individuals who prefer to study in a fully flexible manner whilst keeping their full-time employment.


Next Step

Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Degree at level 2.2 gives the student the opportunity to embark on a one year Masters Degree Programme.


      This Certification qualify for the Get Qualified Scheme.

      Terms and conditions apply. 


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