Level 5 Qualification
240 UK Credits (equivalent to 120 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
2 Academic Years – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
Pearson (UK) – RQF 603/0471/6
March & October 2022
Operational End Date
31 August 2022
Mode of Delivery
The purpose of this programme and the defined pathways are to:
- equip you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment in the computing industry.
- enable your progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in computing or any other related area.
- provide you with opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts.
- support you whether you are already employed or about to enter employment in the computing industry.
- develop your ability in the computing industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.
- develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in different working contexts and thereby enabling you to make an immediate contribution to employment.
- provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in computing.
The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in computing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
ICT is both an academic and a practical subject so you will be taught with a flexible classroom-based method, through different ways, such as lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our learning portal.
Our classrooms are equipped with PCs running Windows 7 and/or Linux and a whole range of industry-standard and educational software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and others.
Most of our students bring their own laptops, but this is not essential since you can use the school’s facilities. Our Learning Portal Moodle allows you to access electronic learning resources, as well as electronic discussions with lecturers and other students.
Where you will learn:
Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.
Method of Assessment:
The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.
Assessment is carried out through home-based assignments, which means you will have plenty of time to dedicate to each criteria. By having small groups, you will have more time for discussions where you can share your experiences at your place of work.
Structure of Programme:
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate (above) plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via the general Computing pathway.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
This course offers both variety and flexibility, ensuring that the learning and assessment activities are relevant and of value for future progression. Learners are continuously and actively involved in all sessions. The sessions are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including ICT concepts and practices.
Sessions help learners to use different software applications and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.
Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.
Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.
Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.
Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.
Summary of grades
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|In order to achieve a merit in a unit||
|In order to achieve a distinction in a unit||
- Have an A’Level standard of education; OR
- A relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4;
- For students whose first language is not English, competence in English must be demonstrated through an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent qualification
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 04th November 2021