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Computing General HTQ (Full time)

Computing Adults part-time HE


Computing General HTQ (Full time)

This is a widely recognised and highly valued computing qualification that enables you to develop a range of higher level specialist technical skills and knowledge, enabling students to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world.

This programme is a non-specialist pathway, which will cover a broad range of computing topics that may be encountered in modern business and means you don’t have to commit to a particular professional specialism.

This Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education as meeting occupational standards for the digital sector.

Students will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff.

By completing this course, students will achieve an industry-recognised HND, which will enhance career prospects and your employability.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

GCSE grades 9-4  (A*-C) in English and Maths/equivalent Functional skills.


32-48 UCAS tariff points including a computing subject.


IT Apprenticeship Level 3


Digital T Level


BTEC Level 3 qualification in computing


An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Computing or related subject.

What qualification will I gain?

You will gain: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing.

It may be possible to gain additional vendor qualifications for example Cisco and CompTIA.

How will I be assessed?

100% assessed through written and practical assessment. 

Course content

What will I study?

The units you are studying will include:

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Planning a Computing Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Website Design & Development
  • Computing Research Project
  • Business Process Support

To complement your course you will:

  • Hear from a range of guest speakers from the computing sector
  • Attend a relevant trip

Next steps

Course progression:

On successful completion of this course, you can apply to study an additional year at Bedford College to gain a full BSc (Hons) degree, progress to a university, or you can enter employment.

Career progression:

By completing this course, students will achieve an industry-recognised qualification, which will enhance career prospects and your employability.

Additional information

  • Personal computer required
  • £25 trip fee
Take the next steps

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 6:15pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.