What will I learn?

This HND course has been developed in conjunction with employers in the Sheffield City Region and addresses the key skills required for a successful career in the computing industries. The course is equivalent to the second year of a degree and top-up options are available for the full BSc (Hons) qualification. The course covers a range of advanced level skills in high demand both locally and internationally.A Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Report found that there are currently specific skills shortages in roles such as • Analytics (Big Data)• Cyber security specialists• Web developers• Innovators• ProgrammersWith the cutting edge technology of 5G expected to hit major cities in the UK in 2019 there has never been a better time to study computing.The HND in Computing is designed to bridge the digital skills gaps with an industry-specialist taught advanced programme. Learners will not only develop key skills across a range of subjects but will develop independence and interdependence via combinations of individual and group projects.The course consists of 120 Credits delivered across 7 units over 1 college year. The units chosen may vary and are all assessed through coursework. Attendance is two days per week but learners are advised that a similar amount of self-study will be required. Sheffield College works in close partnership with several major local companies. Guest speakers and trips out will be arranged throughout the year. There may also be an opportunity to compete in the WorldSkills competition with regional and national heats in a computing related field leading to representing the UK at the world finals.The HND is a level 5 course equivalent to the second year of a degree. Many universities offer one year top-up courses for the full BSc (Hons) or may accept students onto the final year of a computing degree.A HND in Computing can directly or contribute to with further study careers in• Software Engineering• Network Engineering• Cyber-Security Engineering• Games Development (programming)• Web Development• Data analytics

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

November 2022


City Campus

The Sheffield College,

Granville Road,


S2 2RL, England

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