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Higher National Certificate in Computing, awarded by Pearson BTEC, is level 4 accredited certificate in the UK and internationally recognized. It includes eight courses and equivalent to a preparation year before starting a degree at a university. The certificate has 120 transferable credits and designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that support the study of the computing sector, It gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • High School Degree regardless of branch and final score.
  • International university admission certificate such as SAT, GED, A-Level and BTEC Level 3.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
  • Relative work experience.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

After successful completion of the eight courses, students can continue to Level 5 HND in Computing. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognized by Higher Education providers as meeting the admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses.

Many universities allow advanced entry onto the second or third year of a degree. Some universities have direct articulations on to the second or third year of a bachelor’s degree programme with Higher Nationals. Students should be aware that university admission criteria is always subject to change and understand the course entry requirements for subject, year and grade before applying.

The registration will be valid for 12 months, but students may complete the Certificate in less than a years.

Registration process:

  • Students should fill in an online application and provide us with correct information about themselves.
  • A proof of identity must be submitted with the application.
  • Students should also submit a scan of recent education certificate and an evidence to English level.
  • After approval, students can make payments and start the learning.

Evaluation will be conducted through practical assignments rather than conventional examinations. Student will be allocated sufficient time to complete one or two assignments for each course.

Each successfully completed course will be graded as a Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

  • A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
  • Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

The qualification is designed as Mentored Self-Paced learning. It is delivered via an Online Social Learning Platform called NG Education.

Study materials consist of reading-texts, videos, activities, case-studies, interactive quizzes and assignments. All materials are available online.

Instructors are available to guide and support students during their study. Students can ask questions and discuss topics through different methods, such as live chat, forums, discussion groups and even direct contact with instructors.

Pearson Certificate

The final certificate will be awarded by Pearson BTEC, a leading awarding body. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual by following number: 603/7595/4

Additionally, students will be issued a digital certificate from Next Gates upon completing each course. Should they need a printed and sealed copy, they may request one for an additional fee. Students will be responsible for any notary or apostille authentication fees when required.

Students willing to study the Higher National Certificate are required to pay a registration fee, followed by payment for the courses included in the program. The registration fee is valid for one year. If students are unable to complete the certificate within this timeframe, they have the option to extend it for an additional year by paying an extension fee.

The total tuition for the certificate is $3,400. Students may receive a discount based on the number of installments or the payment plan agreed upon with an official agent.

* Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.
* Discounts don’t apply on registration fee.

You can follow the listed pages to read more details related to BTEC Higher National Qualifications

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