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New HND course in Applied Computing available at Leicester College


Leicester College (@LeicesterColl) has launched a new HND Applied Computing course for students looking for a career as an IT professional.

The two-year, full-time HND course will replace the existing HND Computing provision at Leicester College and will follow an identical curriculum to that of Levels 4 and 5 of the present BSc Computing course at De Montfort University.

Course areas in Year 1 / Level 4 of the HND Applied Computing course include: Devices and Networks, Computer Ethics, Data Analytics 1, Data Analytics 2, Information Systems Analysis, Database Design, Foundations of Programming in Python and Programming in Python 2.

In Year 2 / Level 5, courses include: Information and Database Development, Project Management, Human Computer Interaction, Integrated Project, Programming with APIs and Frameworks, Mobile Application Design and Development, Analytics and Business Modelling and Introduction to Information Security.

Yvette Sexton, Director of Curriculum, Business, Enterprise, Computer Science, Travel and Hospitality at Leicester College said:

“The IT industry has undergone an unprecedented transformation in both technology and context. The rise of AI, big data, enterprise resource systems, the Internet of Things and a variety of technology platforms has increased the variety of professional understanding required to engage as an IT professional.

“This new HND course mirrors that of the BSc Computing course at our partner university, De Montfort University. It is ideal for potential students looking to develop a skillset that bridges business and technology concerns, and supports their employability for a career in the IT sector.”

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