Higher Education

Computing for England HTQ (Level 4 HNC)

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Course Overview

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Entry requirements


  • 5 GCSEs grades 4 - 9 including maths and English
  • Level 3 vocational qualification (grades MMM) or A Level qualification (grades CCC)
  • A Merit grade from an Access to HE Diploma course


  • basic knowledge of computing
  • successful completion of initial assessment

Course information

Embark on a transformative journey into the dynamic world of computing with our cutting-edge Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme at New City College.

Designed to propel your career to new heights, this comprehensive course offers a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills, ensuring you're well-equipped for the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

The Level 4 HNC in Computing is a dynamic and comprehensive programme designed to provide students with a solid foundation in computing concepts and skills. This Higher National Certificate (HNC) is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree and is recognised by employers worldwide.

Key topics

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Database Design and Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Why study at NCC?

    Our expert faculty is composed of industry veterans and seasoned academics, provides a learning environment that fosters innovation and critical thinking.

    Our state-of-the-art facilities and up-to-date curriculum ensure you stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing technological landscape.

Available Campuses

Dates Schedule Max. fee per year
Start: 16/09/2024
End: 11/07/2025
To be confirmed

What Can This Course Lead To

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as the Higher National Diploma (HND).

You could also progress on to various Computing university degree courses depending on the course and university requirements.  For instance, currently on completion of the HND you can progress on to the final year (Level 6) at Teesside University London.

Careers include:

  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Database Administrators/Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Project Manager

Life At NCC

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Facilities for Students

At New City College we have a range of world-class facilities across our campuses.

Financial Support

There are several ways we can help you cover the cost of your studies.

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