Higher Nationals Computing (2017) - RQF

The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing are designed to address an increasing need for high-quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to a degree at Level 6.

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Pathway at level 4

  • Computing

Pathways at level 5

  • Network Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Security
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Applications Development
Specification

Specification

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BTEC Higher National Computing (2017) - RQF specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Higher National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing
Level:
Level 4
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Credits:
120
Qualification number (QN):
603/0472/8
Loan funded via:
Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce)
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
Review date:
  • 31 August 2022 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.

BTEC Higher National Computing (2017) - RQF specification
Download PDF | 2.9 MB
Qualification type:
BTEC Higher National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing
Level:
Level 5
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Credits:
240
Qualification number (QN):
603/0471/6
Loan funded via:
Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce)
Pathways:
Computing
Network Engineering
Software Engineering
Data Analytics
Security
Intelligent Systems
Applications Development
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
Review date:
  • 31 August 2022 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.

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